22 USC 2323: Transfer of defense articles or services
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22 USC 2323: Transfer of defense articles or services Text contains those laws in effect on June 22, 2024

§2323. Transfer of defense articles or services

(a) Notice to Congress

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, none of the funds available to the Department of Defense for the current fiscal year and hereafter may be obligated or expended to transfer to another nation or an international organization any defense articles or services (other than intelligence services) for use in the activities described in subsection (b) unless the congressional defense committees, the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the House of Representatives, and the Committee on Foreign Relations of the Senate are notified 15 days in advance of such transfer.

(b) Activities affected

This section applies to-

(1) any international peacekeeping or peace-enforcement operation under the authority of chapter VI or chapter VII of the United Nations Charter under the authority of a United Nations Security Council resolution; and

(2) any other international peacekeeping, peace-enforcement, or humanitarian assistance operation.

(c) Contents of notice

A notice under subsection (a) shall include the following:

(1) A description of the equipment, supplies, or services to be transferred.

(2) A statement of the value of the equipment, supplies, or services to be transferred.

(3) In the case of a proposed transfer of equipment or supplies-

(A) a statement of whether the inventory requirements of all elements of the Armed Forces (including the reserve components) for the type of equipment or supplies to be transferred have been met; and

(B) a statement of whether the items proposed to be transferred will have to be replaced and, if so, how the President proposes to provide funds for such replacement.

( Pub. L. 113–235, div. C, title VIII, §8050, Dec. 16, 2014, 128 Stat. 2264 .)

Editorial Notes


Section was enacted as part of the Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2015, and also as part of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015, and not as part of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 which comprises this chapter.

Statutory Notes and Related Subsidiaries

"Congressional Defense Committees" Defined

For definition of "congressional defense committees" as the Armed Services Committees and the Subcommittees on Defense of the Committees on Appropriations of the Senate and the House of Representatives, see section 8026 of div. C of Pub. L. 113–235, formerly set out as a note under section 2731 of Title 10, Armed Forces.