The text of the treaty gives the United States full legal jurisdiction over U.S. troops and Department of Defense civilians working in Afghanistan.  With respect to military immunity, Afghanistan agrees that ”the United States has the exclusive right to exercise jurisdiction over FORCE members and their civilian component with respect to criminal or civilian offenses committed in the territory of Afghanistan, and that `Afghanistan authorizes the United States to initiate [civilian and criminal] proceedings in such cases. or, if necessary, take other disciplinary measures on Afghan territory,” but Afghan authorities may require that everyone be evacuated from the country.  Afghan authorities are prohibited from arresting U.S. troops or U.S. civilians who cooperate with them. However, in the event that this happens ”for one reason or another,” ”such personnel will be immediately handed over to the authorities of the U.S. forces.”  The agreement also states that U.S. troops and civilians cannot be surrendered to an ”international tribunal or other entity or state” without the explicit agreement of the United States. Afghanistan, it is said, retains the legal jurisdiction of civilian contractors and contractors are prohibited from wearing military uniforms and ”carrying arms only in accordance with Afghan laws and regulations”.  According to Afghan Foreign Minister Zalmai Rassoul, there will be no permanent US bases in Afghanistan.
 He told the Afghan Senate that the United States ”has no interest in having military bases in Afghanistan that could be seen as a threat to our neighbors,” But Rangin Dadfar Spanta, Afghan National Security Advisor, told the Afghan parliament: ”After the signing of the strategic pact, a separate security agreement will be signed allowing for the existence of permanent U.S. bases in Afghanistan or nicnic ht, if it is agreed.  The draft text of the strategic partnership contains general provisions for issues (such as economic development and security) of interest to both countries, but an undeclared America. One official told Time magazine: ”Details that go beyond the scope must be discussed and addressed in future statements of intent, agreements or other agreements.”  The obstacles to agreement on the draft text were the issues of the US-led night raids. . . .