Acsa Military Agreement
CASA authorities provide commanders and the service component or service orders with the means to acquire and provide mutual logistical support for training and travel, military exercises and operations, or to expedite access to the logistical resources of foreign forces to meet the logistical support requirements of deployed U.S. forces. DOD components may use the right to purchase to acquire logistical support, supplies and services (LSSS) from a non-NATO member if it meets one or more of the following criteria: (1) Does it have a defence alliance with the United States; (2) Authorizes the deployment of members of the U.S. military or the home portage of U.S. Navy ships in such a country. (3) Has agreed to preposition American equipment in such a country. (4) Serves the host country of the U.S. military during exercises or authorizes other U.S. military operations in such a country. Cross-service agreements with authorized countries and international organizations provide for the reciprocal availability of LSSS with the country`s armed forces or with the international organization. The Minister of Defence must consult with the Secretary of State and assault the Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees of the U.S.
Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives Armed Services and International Relations Committees 30 days in advance before designating non-NATO countries as having the authority to enter into cross-service agreements. The Acquisition and Cross Service Agreement (ACSA) is the fundamental framework for military logistics cooperation. This important international agreement provides for the exchange of logistics, supplies and services on a repayable basis. It focuses on logistical support. The agreement does not commit a country to take military action. The Acquisition and Cross-Servicing Agreement (ACSA) is negotiated on a bilateral basis between the United States and its NATO allies or coalition partners, allowing U.S. forces to exchange the most common types of assistance, including food, fuel, transportation, ammunition and equipment. The agreement does not commit a country to take military action.