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Security Assistance and Cooperation: Shared Responsibility of the Departments of State and Defense

Categories: Defense/Military,Foreign Affairs,Foreign Assistance,Laws/Regulations,Terrorism

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/natsec/R44444.pdf

Describes the shared responsibility where State provides oversight and general direction for military and security assistance programs, while Defense administers them.  Also describes how Congressional legislation and Executive directives have modified and refined these roles and current issues.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists