KA CARE representatives sign a nuclear energy cooperation agreement with Russia`s Rosatom. In 2008, the George W. Bush administration and Saudi Arabia signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) describing the intention to cooperate on a large number of nuclear activities in the fields of medicine, industry and power generation. Previous U.S. governments had explored a civil nuclear deal with Saudi Arabia, but had not reached an agreement. After the Cold War, relations between the United States and Saudi Arabia improved. U.S. and U.S. companies have been actively engaged and have paid for the preparation and management of the reconstruction of Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia transferred $100 billion to the United States for administration, construction, weapons and, in the 1970s and 1980s, university scholarships to the United States During this period, the United States built and managed numerous military academies, naval ports and military bases. Many of these military installations have been influenced by the United States, taking into account the needs of Cold War aircraft and response strategies. In addition, the Saudis purchased a large quantity of weapons ranging from F-15 warplanes to the main M1 Abram battle tanks, which later proved useful during the Gulf War.
 The United States pursued a policy of building and training the Saudi army to counterbalance Shiite extremism and the revolution that followed the Iranian revolution. The United States has provided state-of-the-art equipment and training and has often consulted with the Saudi government, seeing it as the most important Islamic leader in this part of the world and an important player in the U.S. security strategy. In 2018, Saudi Arabia continued its regular discussions with U.S. officials to prevent acts of terrorism through both bilateral programs and information exchange agreements with the United States. … In 2018, there has been no significant change in Saudi Arabia`s legal framework for terrorism legislation, but Saudi security forces have taken many significant repressive measures against suspected local terrorists, terrorist groups and family members operating in Saudi Arabia. The Presidency played a key role in protecting Saudi Arabia from terrorist threats and often worked with the U.S. government.85 On September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks were perpetrated against New York and Washington, D.C.