1995: Agreement on the status of U.S. military and DOD civilian personnel who may be present as part of the joint “Search and Rescue” (SAREX) military exercise in Albania. 2004: Additional agreement on “agreement between North Atlantic Treaty member states and other states participating in the Peace Partnership on the Status of their Armed Forces” on the status of US forces in the Republic of Albania There are no formal requirements for the content, details and length of a SOFA. A CANAPÉ can apply to the criminal and civil justice system, uniforms, taxes and fees, carrying weapons, using radio spectrum, licensing requirements and customs rules. The United States has completed SOFAs as short as one page and more than 200 pages. For example, the United States and Bangladesh exchanged notes for a joint exercise in 199817, which provide for the status of U.S. forces.18 The agreement is activity/exercise-specific, consists of five clauses and is on one page. The United States and Botswana exchanged notes that provide for the status of armed forces “that may temporarily reside in Botswana, in association with exercises, humanitarian aid or other activities on which our two governments can agree.” 19 The agreement is similar to its scope of the agreement with Bangladesh and appears on one page. In contrast, the United States and Germany have concluded, in documents of more than 200 pages, an additional agreement with NATO SOFA,20, as well as additional agreements and exchange of notes on specific issues.21 1984: SOFA 1993: complementary agreement on temporary transfer to Granada, in relation to exercises or activities approved by both governments according to the usual procedures. The Strategic Framework Agreement is a non-legislative political agreement under which the parties commit to cooperate in a number of areas, including diplomatic, security, economic, cultural and repressive issues. In the area of security, the agreement provides that the United States and Iraq “continue to promote close cooperation on defence and security agreements” that must be implemented in accordance with the provisions of the security agreement.

The strategic framework agreement also states that “the temporary presence of U.S. forces in Iraq is at the request and invitation of the sovereign government of Iraq” and that the United States “must not use the Iraqi country, sea or air as a starting point or transit to attack other countries[], aspire or not seek permanent bases or a permanent military presence in Iraq.” On November 17, 2008, after months of negotiations, Ambassador to Iraq Ryan Crocker and Iraqi Foreign Minister Ryan Crocker and Iraqi Foreign Minister, Mr. Hoshyar Zebari, signed two documents: (1) the Strategic Framework Agreement for a Relationship of Friendship and Cooperation between the United States and the Republic of Iraq (Strategic Framework Agreement) and (2) The Agreement between the United States of America and the Republic of Iraq On the withdrawal of U.S. forces from Iraq and the organization of their activities during their temporary presence in Iraq (Security Agreement).119 In some ways, the agreements reached are different from the long-term security agreement originally provided for in the Declaration of Principles. Perhaps most importantly, the agreements that have been reached require the withdrawal of US forces from Iraq by December 31, 2011. “A status of military agreement between equals serves as a test for the realization of democracy, but Japan does not take the form of a sovereign nation,” said Hiromori Maedomari, a professor at Okinawa International University and an expert in military economics, at Mainichi Shimbun. “The German and Italian governments have negotiated with the United States.