Sofa Status Of Forces Agreement

In 1954, the United States and the Republic of Korea concluded a mutual defense treaty.86 As part of the treaty, countries agree to try to peacefully settle international disputes, to consult each other when the political independence or security of one of the parties is threatened by external armed attacks, and each party would act to address the common danger, in accordance with their respective constitutional processes. n.87 Article IV of the Treaty confers on the United States “the right to dispose. Land, air and maritime forces in and around the territory of South Korea.88 In accordance with the Treaty, and in particular Article IV therewith, countries concluded in 1966 a SOFA with an agreed protocol and exchange of notes;89 it was subsequently amended on 18 January 2001. . .