The authorities of the sending State shall have the right to exercise any criminal and disciplinary jurisdiction conferred on them by the law of the sending State in respect of military and civilian personnel, where such civilian personnel are subject to the law applicable to all or part of the armed forces of the sending State; because of their commitment to these forces. 1971: Agreement on the Use of the United States Middle East Force (22 U.S.T. 2184) in Bahrain, as amended by the 1975 Agreement on the Use of the United States Intermediate Force (26 U.S.T. 3027) in Bahrain and the 1977 Agreement relating to the Status of Personnel of the Administrative Assistance Unit (28 U.S.T. 5312) 1991: Agreement on the Detachment of the United States Armed Forces (T.I.A.S. 12236) Formal Formal Formal Requirements, The content, length or title of a SOFA is not available. A SOFA can be written for a particular purpose or activity, or it can anticipate a longer-term relationship and offer maximum flexibility and applicability. It is usually a separate document that is concluded in the form of an executive agreement. A SOFA can contain many provisions, but the most frequently raised issue is which country can exercise criminal justice over U.S. personnel.
Other provisions in a SOFA are not, however, limited to the wearing of uniforms, taxes and fees, the carrying of weapons, the use of radio spectrum, licences and customs provisions. Following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the United States launched Operation Freedom to Deceive to combat al-Qaeda and prevent the Taliban regime in Afghanistan from providing them with a safe haven. A sofa itself is not a safety device; Rather, it defines the rights and privileges of U.S. personnel who are in a country to support the largest security agreement. SOFAs may, on the basis of powers, be enshrined in previous treaties and congressional actions or as executive agreements only. The United States is currently a party to more than 100 agreements that can be considered SAAs. A list of current agreements, which are included at the end of this report, is arranged in the tables according to the underlying source of authority, if any, for each of the SOFAs. . . .