Global Lift and Sustain

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The Global Lift and Sustain authority permits the Defense Department to provide logistics support, supplies and services to allied forces participating in combined operations with U.S. Armed Forces.

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First included in the National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2007, Section 127d authority permits the Defense Department to provide equipment, logistics support, and services to allied forces and government official participating in combined operations with U.S. Armed Forces. With the concurrence of the Secretary of State, the Secretary of Defense may use this authority for a combined operation carried out during active hostilities or as part of a contingency or noncombat operation (e.g. in support of the provision of humanitarian or foreign disaster assistance, a country stabilization operation or a peacekeeping operation). The Secretary of Defense may also invoke this authority if it is determined that the relevant allied forces are essential to the success of the combined operation or if they could not participate without the support. Assistance may also be provided “solely for the purpose of enhancing the interoperability of the logistical support systems of military forces participating in combined operations.” Section 127d must be used in accordance with the Arms Export Control Act and other U.S. export control laws, and any joint operation support provided cannot exceed $100 million in a Fiscal Year, while it may not exceed $5 million in interoperability support. The Secretary of Defense is required to submit to the relevant committees an annual report detailing each country for which logistic support was given through the use of the authority and a description of the type and value of logistic support provided.

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U.S Code Chapter 3, Title 10, (Sec.127d)

Amended: January 7, 2011

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