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Major US Military Bases1 Pre-Gulf War: Riyadh AB, Dhahran AB

Post-Gulf War: Prince Sultan AB, Eskan Village

Minor US Military Bases1 Pre-Gulf War: Jeddah AB, Jubail, Yanbu

Post-Gulf War: Dammam, Jeddah, Khamis Mushayt, King Khalid Military City, Tabuk, Taif

US Military Personnel Stationed as of 10/14/00 About 2,000 Air Force personnel, along with 64 combat planes, and 16 other planes; unspecified number of Army personnel manning Patriot missile batteries.
US Military Personnel Stationed as of 2/27/031 About 6,000 Air Force personnel, along with 75 combat planes; about 1,200 Army personnel manning 65 Patriot missile batteries.
Military Expenditures, 20012 $18.3 billion
Military Expenditures as Percentage of GDP2 13%
US Military Arms Sales (Delivered) 1990-20013 $35 billion

1 Source: www.GlobalSecurity.org
2 Source: CIA World Fact Book, www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/
3 Source: Federation of American Scientists, U.S. Arms Transfers Database, www.fas.org/asmp/profiles/sales_db.htm

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