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US Forces in the UK: legal agreements

Published Thursday, January 8, 2015

The legal agreements governing the US Visiting Force in the United Kingdom.

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This note briefly examines the legal agreements governing the United States Visiting Force in the United Kingdom. The legal basis for the US Visiting Force in the United Kingdom is primarily the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) Status of Forces Agreement of 1951 (SOFA) and the Visiting Forces Act of 1952.

Commons Briefing papers SN06808

Author: Louisa Brooke-Holland

Topics: Armed forces, Defence policy

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