2001: Overflight agreement, Transit and presence on the territory of the Republic of Bulgaria by the armed forces, personnel and contractors of the United States to support Operation Unchangeable Freedom (agreement prior to Bulgaria`s accession to NATO) The United States is currently parties to more than 100 agreements that can be considered SOFAs.3 While a SOFA as an autonomous document may not exist with a particular country, this does not necessarily mean that the status of U.S. personnel has not been addressed to that country. The terms commonly included in SOF may be included in other agreements with a partner country and a separate CANAPÉ is not used. As contracts, SOFAs can be modified or revoked. The security agreement contains other rules and requirements that have traditionally not been included in U.S. SOFS, including the combat operations provisions of U.S. forces. Operations carried out by US forces in accordance with the agreement must be approved by the Iraqi government and coordinated with the Iraqi authorities by a joint committee coordinating military operations. U.S.
forces may also arrest or arrest individuals in connection with operations under the agreement. More broadly, the security agreement provides for “strategic consultations” between the parties in the event of external or internal threats or aggression against Iraq and provides that the United States “takes appropriate measures, including diplomatic, economic or military measures,” as agreed by the parties, to deter the threat. The parties to the North Atlantic Treaty, signed in Washington on April 4, 1949, considering that the forces of one party may be deployed on the territory of another contracting party after consultation; Knowing that the decision on their deployment and the conditions under which they are communicated, if these conditions are not specified in this agreement, will continue to be the subject of separate agreements between the parties concerned; to define the situation of these forces on the territory of another party; Agreed as follows: Department of Defense Directive 5525.1 contains SOFA-specific guidelines and information.14 The Ministry of Defence`s policy is to “protect as much as possible the rights of US personnel who may be exposed to criminal proceedings by foreign courts and prison sentences in foreign prisons.” 15 The Directive responds to the Senate`s reservations with respect to NATO SOFA by stating that, although the reservations accompanying its ratification apply only to NATO member states, if they are applicable, comparable reservations apply to future SOFA. Specifically, the directive specifies that “the same procedures for protecting the interests of U.S. personnel under foreign jurisdiction” are applied where feasible in overseas territories where U.S. forces are stationed.16 U.S. personnel may include U.S. forces, civilian members of the Department of Defense and/or contractors working for the Department of Defense.