Acquisition And Cross-Servicing Agreements

Bilateral agreements negotiated with U.S. allies or coalition partners that allow U.S. forces to exchange 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. Also called ACSA Lake see also the cross service; Service (JP 4-07) 1986-Pub. L. 99-661, div. A, title XI, No.

1104 (g), November 14, 1986, 100 Stat. 3965, replaced „elements of the armed forces deployed outside the United States“ with the „United States Armed Forces in Europe“ at point 2341. 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. 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. STAs also exist between third countries. Japan and South Korea have both formed ACSAs with countries other than the United States. [1] The Acquisition and Cross Service Agreement (ACSA) Act (formerly known as the NATO Mutual Support Act) was passed to facilitate the exchange of logistics, supplies and services between the United States and other NATO forces. It was amended in 1987[3] to allow CASA with the governments of eligible non-NATO countries, with further amendments in 1989 and 1990.

It also requires equivalent exchanges (EEs) of logistical support, supplies and services and allows ACSAs with United Nations agencies and approval of equipment loans or leasings.