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DSCA 19-21

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DEFENSE SECURITY COOPERATION AGENCY
201 12th STREET SOUTH, STE 203
ARLINGTON, VA 22202-5408

6/20/2019

MEMORANDUM FOR :

DEPUTY UNDER SECRETARY OF THE AIR FORCE FOR INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
DEPUTY ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF THE ARMY FOR DEFENSE EXPORTS AND COOPERATION
DEPUTY ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF THE NAVY FOR INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS
DIRECTOR, DEFENSE CONTRACT MANAGEMENT AGENCY
DIRECTOR FOR SECURITY ASSISTANCE, DEFENSE FINANCE AND ACCOUNTING SERVICE-INDIANAPOLIS OPERATIONS
DIRECTOR, DEFENSE INFORMATION SYSTEMS AGENCY
DIRECTOR, DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY
DIRECTOR, DEFENSE LOGISTICS INFORMATION SERVICE
DIRECTOR, DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY DISPOSITION SERVICES
DIRECTOR, DEFENSE THREAT REDUCTION AGENCY
DIRECTOR, MISSILE DEFENSE AGENCY
DIRECTOR, NATIONAL GEOSPATIAL-INTELLIGENCE AGENCY
DEPUTY DIRECTOR FOR INFORMATION ASSURANCE, NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY

SUBJECT :

Addition to Table C5.T1. Country Team Assessment - Common Required Elements, DSCA Policy 19-21 [SAMM E-Change 412]

An objective of the U.S. Conventional Arms Transfer Policy is to facilitate allied and partner efforts, through U.S. sales and security cooperation efforts, to reduce the risk of national or coalition operations causing civilian harm. To support this objective, this memorandum updates Table C5.T1., Country Team Assessment - Common Required Elements, of the Security Assistance Management Manual (SAMM) as follows to add a civilian casualty element as a requirement for Country Team Assessments.

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Additional training or support, if any, necessary to reduce the risk that the recipient will inadvertently cause civilian harm during operations.

  1. Provide an assessment of the country's ability to absorb and operate the requested capability in a manner that avoids civilian casualties. For example, does the country have doctrine or rules of engagement training and an established cadre of personnel trained in law of armed conflict and rules of engagement?

  2. If training or support to mitigate the risk of civilian harm is warranted, should this request include supplemental training or supporting capabilities for civilian casualty avoidance? Or, are such training or supporting capabilities being provided in a parallel effort?

This policy is effective immediately. For any questions concerning this policy, please contact Mr. Micheal Slack, DSCA/SPP/SPI, at 703-697-9058 or e-mail: micheal.d.slack.civ@mail.mil.

Charles W. Hooper
Lieutenant General, USA
Director

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