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Security Assistance

Definition/Scope: Groups of programs authorized by the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as amended, and the Arms Export Control Act of 1976, as amended, or by other related statutes by which the United States provides defense articles, military training, and other defense-related services by grant, loan, credit, or cash sales in furtherance of national policies and objectives.



Broader Terms:

Defense Threat Reduction Agency
peace operation
Peacetime military engagement
Special Operations Command Central
Special Operations Command Europe
Special Operations Command Joint Forces Command
US Special Operations Command, Korea
US Special Operations Command, Pacific
US Special Operations Command, Southern Command

Narrower Terms:

foreign military financing
foreign military sales
regional reconstruction teams

Related Terms:

Arms Export Control Act, 1976
DoD 5105.38-M
Foreign Assistance Act, 1961
foreign security forces
Humanitarian Demining Program
International Security Assistance Force
security assistance organizations
security cooperation
Security Force Assistance
special operations

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