The following sections provide a historical overview of the inclusion of a SOFA in comprehensive bilateral security agreements concluded by the United States with Afghanistan, Germany, Japan, South Korea and the Philippines. Agreements may include a standalone sofa or other chords, including protective measures that are usually related to a sofa. As we have already discussed, Congress has approved pacts that change the status of the Marshall Islands, Micronesia and Palau of the former territories and possessions in independent states (FAS) 143.143 The language of the pacts requires the conclusion of a SOFA between the parties concerned. The Marshall Islands and Micronesia entered into SOFAs with the United States in 2004.144 Palau entered into a SOFA with the United States in 1986.145 1963: agreement to implement nato`s military status Agreement of August 3, 1959 T.I.A.S. Exchange of tickets in Dhaka, 10 and 24 August 1998. Effective August 24, 1998 (making available the status of the U.S. Army corresponding to the administrative and technical personnel of the U.S. Embassy). On February 10, 2011, MP Lynn Woolsey introduced H.R.
651, the United States-Afghanistan Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) Act of 2011.64 66 The deadly attacks on Afghan civilians, allegedly perpetrated by a U.S. service provider, raised questions about the Interim Agreement (SOFA) between the United States and Afghanistan, which would determine whether Afghan law would apply in these circumstances. Sofa are multilateral or bilateral agreements that generally define the framework under which U.S. military personnel operate in a foreign country and how national foreign jurisdiction laws apply to U.S. personnel in that country. The United States is a party to the Inter-American Mutual Assistance Treaty (Rio Treaty), 139, for which the U.S. Senate recommended ratification on December 8, 1947. The United States then concluded military aid agreements with Guatemala, 140 Haiti,141 and Honduras.142 The agreements cite the commitments created by the Rio Treaty and address the status of U.S. personnel in each country.
The United States has expanded the protection of the status, which is contained in the military aid agreements, by concluding sOFA with each country at a later date. In all three agreements, military assistance agreements were mentioned as the basis of the new agreement. 1956: Agreement on the status of American forces in Greece to support the United States