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June 27, 1996
DHAHRAN IS WHERE oil was first discovered in Saudi Arabia, a bustling oil port and headquarters of the Saudi national oil company. Dhahran is also home to a giant Saudi air base hosting U.S. forces, from which U.S. planes bombed Iraq during the gulf war of 1991 to protect Saudi sovereignty and from which they now patrol Iraq's air space. From Dhahran, the U.S. projects power that disquiets such rogue regimes as Iran, Iraq and Sudan.Rounding up the usual suspects in Tuesday's terrorist attack in Dhahran will be a formidable task.
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By Richard O'Mara | September 7, 2004
HAVING FINALLY seen Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 9/11, with its suggestion of a sinister relationship between the royals of Saudi Arabia and the family that gave this nation its current president, I thought of my late brother, Edward. As a young man, he went to live in the desert kingdom, married there, raised two children, then 23 years later came home and gave me the impression he never thoroughly understood the country where he had spent a third of his lifetime. This was not his fault.
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By NEW YORK DAILY NEWS | June 27, 1996
WASHINGTON -- Pentagon officials said yesterday that the anti-terrorist precautions at a housing complex in Saudi Arabia failed because no one ever expected a bomb so huge."
NEWS
July 2, 1996
THE PREVENTABLE DEATHS of 19 American servicemen were needed to wrest Saudi approval for security measures at the Khobar Towers apartments in Dhahran that should have been made last year. The perimeter will be pushed from 30 to 400 feet away, enough to have foiled the truck bomb that exploded last Tuesday.Much is heard about Saudi sensitivities and the need to tread cautiously with the strange royal house that runs the world's largest oil reserve as a family property. It is denounced by extremists as too beholden to the secular U.S. while guarding the sacred sites of Islam.
NEWS
January 20, 1991
U.S. AIR BASE EASTERN SAUDI ARABIA -- Less than three hours after a Patriot missile intercepted an Iraqi Scud missile headed for Dhahran, a pair of Air Force pilots penetrated Iraq Friday morning and blew up three Scud launchers and missiles.reports from the gulf: Geoff Davidian, Huston Chronicle; David ? Alexander, UPI; Jack Payton, St. Petersburg Times; Scripps ; Howard; Guy Gugliotta, Washington Post; Newsweek; Colin 8 Nickerson, Boston Globe.Pool reports are sent through military communications to all news organizations represented in the gulf area and undergomilitary security review.
NEWS
By Richard H. P. Sia and Richard H. P. Sia,Sun Staff Correspondent | February 26, 1991
DHAHRAN, Saudi Arabia -- The voices of anxious, angry soldiers fearing for the lives of their buddies cut through the wailing sirens of more than a dozen ambulances last night.They shouted at those who dared to come close to see the cruel evidence of a war that took American lives indiscriminately."Those are our guys in there. Get out of here," one soldier screamed.Other men, choking back tears, were struggling to clear through smoking rubble, searching for belongings and signs of life.Spc.
NEWS
By Karen Hosler and Karen Hosler,Sun Staff Correspondent | November 23, 1990
DHAHRAN, Saudi Arabia -- The U.S. commander in chief rode into the field yesterday and rallied his troops deployed there to duty, honor and potential war.Flying over the vast expanse of Army and Marine tent villages in the Saudi desert and 12 miles over the waters of the Persian Gulf, George Bush shared Thanksgiving with nearly 6,000 military men and women and sought to explain personally to them why they are here."
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By Vicki Barker and Vicki Barker,Vicki Barker is an NBC radio network reporter on assignment in Saudi Arabia | September 16, 1990
Dhahran, Saudi Arabia -- The refugee was 20 years old, a recent graduate of Kuwait University. A gold watch glittered against his starched white robe. His family fled Kuwait a few days after the invasion. He stayed on for another three weeks, trying, and failing, to hook up with the resistance. Eventually, he left."How did you get out?" he was asked."In a 1988 Mustang," he said."You drove a MUSTANG though the DESERT?!"The refugee shrugged."I didn't think the Jag would make it," he said.*For journalists, the hottest ticket in town is a Saudi visa.
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By Compiled and edited by Linda Lowe Morris and Ted Shelsby | March 10, 1991
The giant C-5A cargo plane carrying members of the Maryland Army reserve unit to the war zone was into its landing approach at Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, when the military air base suddenly came under a Scud missile attack."
NEWS
By Richard O'Mara | September 7, 2004
HAVING FINALLY seen Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 9/11, with its suggestion of a sinister relationship between the royals of Saudi Arabia and the family that gave this nation its current president, I thought of my late brother, Edward. As a young man, he went to live in the desert kingdom, married there, raised two children, then 23 years later came home and gave me the impression he never thoroughly understood the country where he had spent a third of his lifetime. This was not his fault.
NEWS
By NEW YORK DAILY NEWS | June 27, 1996
WASHINGTON -- Pentagon officials said yesterday that the anti-terrorist precautions at a housing complex in Saudi Arabia failed because no one ever expected a bomb so huge."
NEWS
June 27, 1996
DHAHRAN IS WHERE oil was first discovered in Saudi Arabia, a bustling oil port and headquarters of the Saudi national oil company. Dhahran is also home to a giant Saudi air base hosting U.S. forces, from which U.S. planes bombed Iraq during the gulf war of 1991 to protect Saudi sovereignty and from which they now patrol Iraq's air space. From Dhahran, the U.S. projects power that disquiets such rogue regimes as Iran, Iraq and Sudan.Rounding up the usual suspects in Tuesday's terrorist attack in Dhahran will be a formidable task.
NEWS
By Stan Lichtenstein | April 5, 1991
I'VE NEVER been in direct communication with the president of the United States, but on one occasion 3 1/2 decades ago I tried the indirect route, with indifferent results. At the time, I thought the president needed to make one thing perfectly clear. He didn't, but I'm still hoping -- in view of the gulf war and related current events -- that someone in high office will do so.President Eisenhower, with Mamie, the first lady, had entered the just-completed Washington Mosque. At the dedication ceremony, they stood in stockinged feet as Sheik Abdullah al-Khayyal pointed out architectural details of the new edifice.
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By Compiled and edited by Linda Lowe Morris and Ted Shelsby | March 10, 1991
The giant C-5A cargo plane carrying members of the Maryland Army reserve unit to the war zone was into its landing approach at Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, when the military air base suddenly came under a Scud missile attack."
NEWS
By Richard H. P. Sia and Richard H. P. Sia,Sun Staff Correspondent | February 26, 1991
DHAHRAN, Saudi Arabia -- The voices of anxious, angry soldiers fearing for the lives of their buddies cut through the wailing sirens of more than a dozen ambulances last night.They shouted at those who dared to come close to see the cruel evidence of a war that took American lives indiscriminately."Those are our guys in there. Get out of here," one soldier screamed.Other men, choking back tears, were struggling to clear through smoking rubble, searching for belongings and signs of life.Spc.
NEWS
January 23, 1991
DHAHRAN, Saudi Arabia -- High technology is one thing -- the biggest thing, perhaps -- that sets this war apart from Vietnam.Technology in aerial combat between attack and defensive missiles, guiding Patriots to their destructive rendezvous with Scuds. Technology for pilots, enabling them to skim the ground, juke to avoid flak and perform other jazzy maneuvers, all at night or in the clouds.Technology that guides cruise missiles so precisely that one fired from a battleship in the Red Sea clipped a communications tower in Baghdad neatly in two, according to witnesses in the Iraqi capital.
NEWS
By Stan Lichtenstein | April 5, 1991
I'VE NEVER been in direct communication with the president of the United States, but on one occasion 3 1/2 decades ago I tried the indirect route, with indifferent results. At the time, I thought the president needed to make one thing perfectly clear. He didn't, but I'm still hoping -- in view of the gulf war and related current events -- that someone in high office will do so.President Eisenhower, with Mamie, the first lady, had entered the just-completed Washington Mosque. At the dedication ceremony, they stood in stockinged feet as Sheik Abdullah al-Khayyal pointed out architectural details of the new edifice.
NEWS
January 23, 1991
DHAHRAN, Saudi Arabia -- High technology is one thing -- the biggest thing, perhaps -- that sets this war apart from Vietnam.Technology in aerial combat between attack and defensive missiles, guiding Patriots to their destructive rendezvous with Scuds. Technology for pilots, enabling them to skim the ground, juke to avoid flak and perform other jazzy maneuvers, all at night or in the clouds.Technology that guides cruise missiles so precisely that one fired from a battleship in the Red Sea clipped a communications tower in Baghdad neatly in two, according to witnesses in the Iraqi capital.
NEWS
January 20, 1991
U.S. AIR BASE EASTERN SAUDI ARABIA -- Less than three hours after a Patriot missile intercepted an Iraqi Scud missile headed for Dhahran, a pair of Air Force pilots penetrated Iraq Friday morning and blew up three Scud launchers and missiles.reports from the gulf: Geoff Davidian, Huston Chronicle; David ? Alexander, UPI; Jack Payton, St. Petersburg Times; Scripps ; Howard; Guy Gugliotta, Washington Post; Newsweek; Colin 8 Nickerson, Boston Globe.Pool reports are sent through military communications to all news organizations represented in the gulf area and undergomilitary security review.
NEWS
By Karen Hosler and Karen Hosler,Sun Staff Correspondent | November 23, 1990
DHAHRAN, Saudi Arabia -- The U.S. commander in chief rode into the field yesterday and rallied his troops deployed there to duty, honor and potential war.Flying over the vast expanse of Army and Marine tent villages in the Saudi desert and 12 miles over the waters of the Persian Gulf, George Bush shared Thanksgiving with nearly 6,000 military men and women and sought to explain personally to them why they are here."
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