Section 1206 of the National Defense Authorization Act for FY2006: A Fact Sheet on Department of Defense Authority to Train and Equip Foreign Military Forces [April 9, 2008] [open pdf - 68KB]
"Section 1206 of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for FY2006 provides the Department of Defense (DOD) with authority to train and equip foreign military forces. The section authorizes DOD to draw on funds appropriated in a specified operations and maintenance account for Section 1206 programs. Thus far, DOD has used Section 1206 authority primarily to provide counterterrorism support. Section 1206 obligations totaled some $106 million in FY2006 and $289 million in FY2007. No funds have been obligated yet in FY2008. Funds may only be obligated with the concurrence of the Secretary of State."
CRS Report for Congress, RS22855