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22 U.S. Code § 2766 - Security assistance surveys

(a) Statement of findings and policy

The Congress finds that security assistance surveys prepared by the United States for foreign countries have had a significant impact on subsequent military procurement decisions of those countries. It is the policy of the United States that the results of security assistance surveys conducted by the United States clearly do not represent a commitment by the United States to provide any military equipment to any foreign country. Further, recommendations in such surveys should be consistent with the arms export control policy provided for in this chapter.

(b) Reporting requirements

As part of the quarterly report required by section 2776(a) of this title, the President shall include a list of all security assistance surveys authorized during the preceding calendar quarter, specifying the country with respect to which the survey was or will be conducted, the purpose of the survey, and the number of United States Government personnel who participated or will participate in the survey.

(c) Submission of surveys to Congress

Upon a request of the chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the House of Representatives or the chairman of the Committee on Foreign Relations of the Senate, the President shall submit to that committee copies of security assistance surveys conducted by United States Government personnel.

(d) “Security assistance surveys” defined

As used in this section, the term “security assistance surveys” means any survey or study conducted in a foreign country by United States Government personnel for the purpose of assessing the needs of that country for security assistance, and includes defense requirement surveys, site surveys, general surveys or studies, and engineering assessment surveys.

Editorial Notes
References in Text

This chapter, referred to in subsec. (a), was in the original “this Act”, meaning Pub. L. 90–629, Oct. 22, 1968, 82 Stat. 1321, which is classified principally to this chapter. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section 2751 of this title and Tables.


1994—Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 103–437 substituted “Foreign Affairs” for “International Relations”.

1985—Pub. L. 99–83, § 114(a)(1), substituted “Security assistance” for “Defense requirement” in section catchline.

Subsecs. (a), (b). Pub. L. 99–83, § 114(a)(2), substituted “security assistance” for “defense requirement” wherever appearing.

Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 99–83, § 114(a)(2), (b), substituted “submit to that committee copies of security assistance surveys” for “grant that committee access to defense requirement surveys”.

Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 99–83, § 114(a)(3), added subsec. (d).

Statutory Notes and Related Subsidiaries
Effective Date of 1985 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 99–83 effective Oct. 1, 1985, see section 1301 of Pub. L. 99–83, set out as a note under section 2151–1 of this title.