GLOBAL CONNECTIONS: the Near/Middle East
August 1990: King Fahd invites U.S.-led troops to use Saudi Arabia as a base of operations against Iraq.

After Saddam Hussein's invasion of Kuwait, King Fahd fears his kingdom will be Saddam's next target, and does not hesitate to host U.S. troops on Saudi soil.

PBS Saudi Time Bomb?: Saudi Arabia
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline /shows/saudi/etc/cron.html

A chronology of the country's history and key events in the U.S.-Saudi relationship.


PBS The Gulf War: Interview with Richard Cheney
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline /gulf/oral/cheney/1.html

Richard Cheney, former secretary of defense and current vice president, discusses the Gulf War.