The three branches of the Argentinian Military are under the direct authority of the Defense Ministry, while the Argentine National Gendarmerie and the Argentine Naval Prefecture, as security forces, under the direct authority of the Ministry of Security.
On June 12, 2006, President Néstor Kirchner brought into force the Defense Law, which had been passed in 1988 as a means to modernize the doctrine of the armed forces and define their role, though successive governments had failed to put it into effect. The law states that the armed forces will only be used against foreign aggression, and reduces the powers of the heads of the armed services, centralizing whole operational and acquisitions decisions under the authority of the Armed Forces Joint General Staff ( Spanish: 'Estado Mayor Conjunto de las Fuerzas Armadas' EMC ) emphasizing Jointness.Armed Forces (responsible to Defence Ministry)
|Ministry of Defense||Ministerio de Defensa||MINDEF||Federal ministry||http://www.mindef.gov.ar/|
|Argentine Army (includes Intelligence Service)||Ejército Argentino||EA||Army||http://www.ejercito.mil.ar/|
|Argentine Navy (includes Intelligence Service)||Armada de la República Argentina||ARA||Navy||http://www.ara.mil.ar/|
|Argentine Air Force (includes Intelligence Service)||Fuerza Aérea Argentina||FAA||Air force||http://www.faa.mil.ar/|
|Ministry of Security||Ministerio de Seguridad||MINSEG||Federal ministry||http://www.minseg.gob.ar/|
|Argentine National Gendarmerie (includes Scorpion Group)||Gendarmería Nacional Argentina||GNA||Gendarmerie||http://www.gendarmeria.gov.ar/|
|Argentine Naval Prefecture (includes Albatros Group)||Prefectura Naval Argentina||PNA||Coast guard||http://www.prefecturanaval.gov.ar/|
|Armed Forces Joint General Staff (includes Intelligence Service)||Estado Mayor Conjunto de las Fuerzas Armadas||EMCFA||Joint high command||http://www.fuerzas-armadas.mil.ar/|
|National Directorate of Strategic Military Intelligence||Dirección Nacional de Inteligencia Estratégica Militar||DNIEM||Intelligence support agency||http://www.mindef.gov.ar/|
|National Geographic Institute||Instituto Geográfico Nacional||IGN||Geographic support agency||http://www.ign.gov.ar/|
|Armed Forces Intelligence Institute||Instituto de Inteligencia de las Fuerzas Armadas||IIFA||Intelligence support agency||http://www.iifa.mil.ar/|
|Armed Forces Scientific and Technical Research Centre (includes Information Security, Section 6)||Centro de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas de las Fuerzas Armadas||CITEFA||Research and development agency||http://www.citefa.gov.ar/|
|Argentine Joint Training Centre for Peace Operations||Centro Argentino de Entrenamiento Conjunto para Operaciones de Paz||CAECOPAZ||Specialized training centre||http://www.fuerzas-armadas.mil.ar/caecopaz/index.htm|
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