The Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and Security between the United States of America and Japan80 was concluded in 1960 and was amended later on 26 December 1990.81 Under Article VI of the Treaty, the United States „uses facilities and territories in Japan by its land, air and naval forces” to „contribute to Japan`s security and to the maintenance of international peace and security in the Far East.” Article VI also provides that the use of the facilities and the status of the U.S. armed forces are governed by a separate agreement,83 similar to the previous security agreement of 1952. Agreement on the status, tasks, management and execution of the United States Military Assistance Advisory Group to Saudi Arabia The text of this agreement is available under georgewbush-whitehouse.archives.gov/news/releases/2007/11/20071126-11.html (the „Statement of Principles”). A historical perspective on U.S. operations in Iraq and issues related to Iraqi governance and security can be found in the report CRS RL31339, Iraq: Post-Saddam Governance and Security, by [author name scrubbed] and CRS Report RL33793, Iraq: Regional Outlook and U.S. Policy, coordinated by [author name scrubbed]. 1954: Agreement on the deployment of U.S. armed forces to the Netherlands For example, the African Crisis Response Initiative (ACRI) was a bilateral training program established in 1997 by the Clinton administration. The United States closed SOFA with many African countries specifically dealing with ACRI. Each of the sofas contained a language that limited the agreements to U.S. personnel who were temporarily in the country for ACRI or other activities, as agreed by the countries. Although the agreement may have been registered as a result of ACRI, the language that allows other activities allows, as agreed between the two countries, that SOFA remains in force, even though ACRI does not currently exist. 55 Stat.
1560; Executive Agreement Series 235 (the Agreement entitled „Leasing of Naval and Air Bases” stipulates that bases and facilities will be leased in the United States for a period of ninety-nine years, without fees and rents. A typical rental agreement involves an agreement of a landlord to transfer premises specially described for a specified period and in exchange for remuneration or rent in the sole possession of the taker. In this case, the agreement required a tenancy agreement without consideration/rent; Therefore, it could be alleged that a user contract was established instead of a lease agreement.). Between March 2003 and August 2010, the United States participated in military operations in Iraq to first remove Saddam Hussein`s regime from power, then fight the remnants of the former regime and other threats to the stability of Iraq and its government after Saddam.