TITLE THREE: SECURITY AND DEFENSE RELATIONS
Article III: Defense Treaties and
International Security Agreements
Subject to the terms of this Compact and its related agreements, the Government of the United States, exclusively, shall assume and enjoy, as to the Marshall Islands and the Federated States of Micronesia, all obligations, responsibilities, rights and benefits of:
(a) Any defense treaty or other international security agreement applied by the Government of the United States as Administering Authority of the Trust Territory of the Pacific islands as of the day preceding the effective date of this Compact; and
(b) Any defense treaty or other international security agreement to which
the Government of the United States is or may become a party which it determines
to be applicable in the Marshall Islands and the Federated States of Micronesia.
Such a determination by the Government of the United States shall be
preceded by appropriate consultation with the Government of the Marshall Islands
or the Federated States of Micronesia.