1953: Agreement on the application of NATO status to the U.S. armed forces in Canada, including bases ceded to Newfoundland and Goose Bay, Labrador, with the exception of some agreements reached under the Rwandan Leasing Bases Agreement on the Military AirLift of the Rwandan Armed Forces to support operations in Darfur and future activities agreed upon under Article V of the Mutual Defence Treaty on the facilities and territories and status of the United States. Armed Forces in Korea (17 U.S.T. 1677), quotes Mutual Defense Treaty (5 U.S.2368) In a November 26, 2007 press release on the declaration, General Douglas Lute, the President`s assistant for Iraq and Afghanistan, stated that the government does not foresee a forward-looking agreement with Iraq that “has the status of an official treaty that would lead us to formal negotiations or formal contributions from Congress.” Office of White House Spokesman, Press Gaggle of Dana Perino and General Douglas Lute, Presidential Assistant for Iraq and Afghanistan, November 26, 2007, available from georgewbush-whitehouse.archives.gov/news/releases/2007/11/20071126-6.html. The agreements reached cover several issues and should have a different legal scope on the part of the parties. The Strategic Framework Agreement is a non-legislative political agreement under which the parties commit to cooperate in a number of areas, including diplomatic, security, economic, cultural and repressive issues. In the area of security, the agreement provides that the United States and Iraq “continue to promote close cooperation on defence and security agreements” that must be implemented in accordance with the provisions of the security agreement. The strategic framework agreement also states that “the temporary presence of U.S. forces in Iraq is at the request and invitation of the sovereign government of Iraq” and that the United States “must not use the Iraqi country, sea or air as a starting point or transit to attack other countries, aspire or not seek permanent bases or a permanent military presence in Iraq.” 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.). The text of this agreement can be accessed georgewbush-whitehouse.archives.gov/news/releases/2007/11/20071126-11.html (the “declaration of principle”). A historical perspective on U.S. operations in Iraq and issues related to Iraqi governance and security are available 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.