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Agreement on defense cooperation (DCA) between the Government of the Kingdom of Sweden and the Government of the United States of America


The Defense Cooperation Agreement (DCA) will constitute a framework for continued defence cooperation by regulating the conditions for the presence of US forces in Sweden.


The DCA was signed by the Swedish Minister for Defence Pål Jonson and the United States Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III on the 5th of December 2023. In order for the agreement to enter into force, the Riksdag must approve it and adopt the legislative amendments needed to implement it. It should be possible for the Agreement to enter into force by late 2024.