In another attempt to strengthen indigenous opposition to Saddam Hussein, President Bush on 7 December ordered the Pentagon to provide $92 million in military aid to opposition groups and on the same day formally designated six such groups as ‘democratic opposition,’ making them eligible for military aid. These are the Assyrian Democratic Movement; the Iraqi Free Officers & Civilians Movement; the Iraqi National Front; the Iraqi National Movement; the Iraqi Turkmen Front; and the Islamic Accord of Iraq. The others eligible are the INC, KDP and SCIRI, along with the Iraqi National Accord, the Movement for Constitutional Monarchy, and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan.