Penn State International Law Review


Ricky K. Jones


Using the ANZUS Treaty as an example, this comment will determine the extent of a state's ability to limit the movements of the military forces of an ally in the face of a collective security agreement that appears to contemplate the mobilization of military forces in preparation for the exercise of the defensive rights of both the state and the ally. The comment will begin by giving some background on the general nature of collective security treaties. It will also describe the events that led up to the signing of the ANZUS Treaty. In the next section the rules of interpretation applied to treaties will be outlined. Finally, those rules will be applied to the text included in most collective security agreements, as exemplified by the ANZUS Treaty. From this application and analysis the extent of a state's power under a collective security agreement with an ally to limit within its own territory the movements of that ally's forces will be determined.