ABSTRACT

Defense Primer: DOD 'Title 10' Security Cooperation [Updated May 17, 2021]   [open pdf - 691KB]

From the Document: "The Department of Defense (DOD) uses the term 'security cooperation' (SC) to refer broadly to DOD interactions with foreign security establishments. SC activities include [1] the transfer of defense articles and services; [2] military-to-military exercises; [3] military education, training, and advising; and [4] capacity building of partner security forces. SC programs are intended to encourage and enable partner nations (PNs) to work with the United States to achieve strategic objectives. They are considered a key tool for achieving U.S. national security and foreign policy objectives. These activities are executed through both DOD-administered SC programs (authorized under Title 10, U.S.C.) and DOD-implemented State Department (DOS) security assistance (SA) programs (authorized under Title 22, U.S.C.). Beyond grant-based programs, SC encompasses the Foreign Military Sales program and enables U.S. and PN collaboration on defense articles. The following sections focus on DOD 'Title 10' activities."

Report Number:
CRS In Focus, IF11677
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2021-05-17
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Public Domain
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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