Accession Number : ADA118231

Title :   Applicability of Certain U.S. Laws That Pertain to U.S. Military Involvement in El Salvador.

Corporate Author : GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC INTERNATIONAL DIV

PDF Url : ADA118231

Report Date : 27 Jul 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 29

Abstract : Section 21(c)(2) of the Arms Export Control Act requires the President to submit a report to the Congress within 48 hours of the existence or a change in status of significant hostilities or terrorist acts which may endanger American lives or property. Despite U.S. Government property losses, the possible endangering of U.S. personnel, and the use of substantial emergency funds by the President in response to the llopango air base raid, no report was filed. GAO believes a report should have been filed. DOD determined that the deployment of mobile training teams to EL Salvador in 1981 did not require a report to the Congress under the War Powers Resolution. This determination was based on certain representations. The facts GAO developed contradict some of these representations. (Author)

Descriptors :   *El Salvador, *Federal law, Military operations, Deployment, Terrorism, Reports

Subject Categories : Sociology and Law

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE