On the same day, Secretaries Gates and Rice held secret closed-door briefings for U.S. lawmakers, and none of the officials spoke to reporters. Democratic Congressman William Delahunt said, “There was no meaningful consultation with Congress during the negotiations on this agreement and the American people were totally abandoned in all respects.” And Oona Hathaway, a Law professor at the University of California, Berkeley, called the lack of consultation with the U.S. Congress unprecedented and said aspects of the agreement go beyond the independent constitutional powers of the President of the United States.  Most of the foreign troops that were part of the troops in Iraq were to leave before 31 December 2008, with troops from Azerbaijan Poland, Macedonia, Japan, Bosnia, South Korea and Georgia. The Iraqi and British governments are said to have negotiated a security agreement similar to Iraq and the United States. Status of the armed forces agreement. The pact, which could be informal, expected the role of British troops to be minimal by the end of 2009. With the British and American military, a small force of two or three other countries should remain.  In an interview on January 24, 2008, U.S.
Secretary of Defense Robert Gates suggested that work on a SOFA had barely begun.  On 13 June 2008, Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki declared that negotiations with the United States on a long-term security pact had stalled, fearing that the agreement would undermine Iraqi sovereignty. “We are at an impasse because when these negotiations began, we didn`t know that American demands would affect Iraqi sovereignty so profoundly, and we can never accept it,” he said in Amman, Jordan. “We cannot allow U.S. forces to have the right to put Iraqis in jail or to take sole responsibility for the fight against terrorism,” Maliki said, according to a Jordanian press reporter present at the meeting.  [xciii] Price, W. (2014). Eager Lion 2014 Coalition Forces Roar at Final Exercise. Http://www.dvidshub.net/news/132425/eager-lion-2014-coalition-forces-roar-final-exercise Appeal Since 2014, the U.S.
State Department has allocated $18.88 million to Jordan for International Military Education and Training (IMET), one of our largest global endowments. Nearly 6,000 JAF members have received training in the United States. IMET courses promote military professionalization, develop capabilities in key areas, improve interoperability with the U.S. military, and strengthen U.S. understanding. IMET is the key to building lasting relationships with future leaders; Graduates from Jordan include King Abdullah II, the president of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the vice president, the air force commander, the special forces commander and many other commanders. The United States and Jordan are working together to achieve the common goal of a stable, secure and prosperous Middle East.