AN ACSA is a bilaterally negotiated agreement with U.S. allies or coalition partners that allows U.S. forces to share the most common types of assistance, including food, fuel, transportation, ammunition and equipment. The power to negotiate these agreements is generally delegated by the Minister of Defence to the captain. The power to implement these agreements rests with the Minister of Defence and may or may not be delegated. These arrangements are used to address logistical failures that cannot be properly corrected at the national level, in accordance with legal provisions applicable to events, peacekeeping operations, unforeseen emergencies or emergency exercises. The assistance received or granted is reimbursed under the terms of the acquisition and cross-service contract. 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. CASA authorities provide commanders and the service component or service orders with the means to acquire and provide mutual logistical support for training and displacement, military exercises and operations, or to enable faster access to the logistical resources of foreign forces to meet the logistical support requirements of deployed U.S.

forces . . . . As of October 2003, the United States had CASA with 76 countries, most of them NATO countries, as well as the NATO Maintenance and Supply Agency (NAMSA), NATO Allied Command Transformation and SHAPE. At that time, seven ACSAs were awaiting the final signature by the country and the commander. As of mid-2004, the United States had 76 ACSAs with coalition members, allies and other organizations around the world. On 18 December 2014, the United States had CASA with 102 countries, 78 other CASA-eligible countries[2] including most NATO countries, as well as NATO and the NATO Public Procurement Agency (NSPA), NATO Allied Command Transformation and Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE).

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