AR 550–51

International Agreements

This major revision dated 2 May 2008–

o Defines the terms “international agreement” and “other international arrangement” (paras 3a and 3b).

o Requires commanders of Army Commands, Army Service Component Commands, and Direct Reporting Units to obtain a legal review before negotiating any proposed international agreement or arrangement (para 4).

o Clarifies the role of The Judge Advocate General, International and Operational Law Division, in the international agreements process (paras 4b(4), 4b(8), 4d, 6b, 6c, 8, 9a, and 9b(3)).

o Clarifies the role of the Office of The Judge Advocate General as the single office of record for international agreements (para 4d).

o Designates the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Defense Exports and Cooperation and the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-3/5/7 to assume responsibilities for international agreements formerly held by the Deputy Under Secretary of the Army (International Affairs) (throughout).

o Clarifies the requirements for Army Commands, Army Service Component Commands, and Direct Reporting Units to determine that an international arrangement does not constitute an international agreement (throughout).

 

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