Congressional Oversight and Related Issues Concerning International Security Agreements Concluded by the United States

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This report looks at issues arising from disputes between Congress and the executive branch. It begins by providing a general background on the types of international agreements that are binding upon the United States, as well as considerations affecting whether they take the form of a treaty or an executive agreement. Next, the report discusses historical precedents as to the role that security agreements have taken, with specific attention paid to past agreements entered with Afghanistan, Germany, Japan, South Korea, the Philippines, and Iraq. The report discusses the oversight role that Congress exercises with respect to entering and implementing international agreements involving the United States.

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Location(s): United States
Creation Date: June 7, 2012
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Creator (Author):
Garcia, Michael John

Legislative Attorney

Creator (Author):
Mason, Chuck R.

Legislative Attorney

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Place of Publication: Washington D.C.
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  • Creation: June 7, 2012
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United States
Description:

This report looks at issues arising from disputes between Congress and the executive branch. It begins by providing a general background on the types of international agreements that are binding upon the United States, as well as considerations affecting whether they take the form of a treaty or an executive agreement. Next, the report discusses historical precedents as to the role that security agreements have taken, with specific attention paid to past agreements entered with Afghanistan, Germany, Japan, South Korea, the Philippines, and Iraq. The report discusses the oversight role that Congress exercises with respect to entering and implementing international agreements involving the United States.

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35 pages.

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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Resource Type: Report
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