Sharing a SOFA with Iraq: Towards a Status of Forces Agreement

Kevin H. Govern

Ave Maria School of Law; California University of Pennsylvania; John Jay College


JURIST Forum (http://jurist.law.pitt.edu), July 2, 2008

JURIST Guest Columnist Kevin Govern of Ave Maria School of Law,says that a viable Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) and Strategic Framework Agreement between the US and Iraq governing future US troop presence in the country requires a variety of institutional, legal and political obstacles to be overcome before the UN mandate for coalition forces in Iraq runs out.

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Keywords: United States, U.S., Iraq, Status of Forces Agreement, SOFA, Strategic Framework Agreement, SFA, Military, Political, Economic, Troop Presence, United Nations, UN, U.N., Coalitional Operations

JEL Classification: H56

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Date posted: June 26, 2012  

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Govern, Kevin H., Sharing a SOFA with Iraq: Towards a Status of Forces Agreement (2008). JURIST Forum (http://jurist.law.pitt.edu), July 2, 2008. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2093481 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2093481

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