The diagrams below contain a list of current agreements based on the underlying source of authority, if any, for each of the SOFAs. In each category, the agreements are sorted by partner country in alphabetical order. The categories are defined as follows: this announcement became a source in Congress,115 in part as a result of statements by Bush administration officials that such an agreement would not be subject to legislative approval, while the United States might be required to provide “security guarantees” to Iraq.116 Several hearings were held in the 110th Congress on the proposed security agreement. In late 2007, Congress passed the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act for Defense, 2008, which contained a provision that limited the funds it had made available for use by U.S. authorities to strike a deal with Iraq with U.S. members. 117 In October 2008, Congress passed the Duncan Hunter National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2009, which requires a report from the Chairman to the House Foreign Affairs and Armed Services Committees, as well as to the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services Committees, on any agreement between the United States and Iraq on certain matters. Including U.S. security guarantees or obligations, rights of affirmation, and the status of U.S. forces in Iraq.118 Several legislative proposals have been introduced that would have required such an agreement to be submitted to the Senate for consultation and approval in the form of a treaty, or approved by a legal decree.

NATO SOFA is a multilateral agreement applicable to all NATO member countries. As of June 2007, 26 countries, including the United States, have ratified the agreement or joined it through NATO membership.9 In addition, 24 other countries are subject to NATO`s SOFA through their participation in NATO`s Partnership for Peace programme.10 Reducing threats to peace and building stronger security relationships11 PfP countries commit to the conditions of NATO`s SOFA.12 The United States has a common sofa with about 58 countries. Rice, then Secretary of State, and Mr. Gates, Secretary of State, said that the United States had agreements in more than 115 countries around the world.13 NATO SOFA and NATO PfP SOFA accounted for about half of the SOFAs of which the United States was a part. 1963: Agreement to implement the NATO Status of Forces Agreement of August 3, 1959 On August 31, 2010, the United States withdrew the last major combat unit, the 4th Stryker Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division of the U.S. Army, allowing Iraq to officially take over combat operations in the country. The phase that followed the fight, Operation New Dawn, was the presence of about 50,000 U.S. troops who conducted stability operations and focused on advising, supporting, and training Iraqi security forces in managing their own security.124 On December 18, 2011, the U.S.

concluded the U.S. withdrawal. . . .