Iraq and Afghanistan are being denied sovereignty. They are essentially colonial subjects of the US, as dramatically evidenced by this article in the Washington Post:
CIA digs in as Americans withdraw from Iraq, Afghanistan. By Greg Miller Feb 7
[excerpted] "The CIA is expected to maintain a large clandestine presence in Iraq and Afghanistan long after the departure of conventional U.S. troops as part of a plan by the Obama administration to rely on a combination of spies and Special Operations forces to protect U.S. interests in the two longtime war zones, U.S. officials said...
In Afghanistan, the CIA is expected to have a more aggressively operational role..."
Read more about the US "Defense" strategy here:
Offshore Everywhere: The Plan to End National Sovereignty as We Know It By Tom Engelhardt, TomDispatch 06 February 12 http://www.tomdispatch.com/