Saudi Arabia: Baseless Concern

King Saud of Saudi Arabia gave no reasons, but his message was plain: as of April 1962, the U.S. would no longer be permitted to use its multimillion-dollar airbase at Dhahran on Saudi Arabia's east

# Left, New York's Governor Nelson Rockefeller; center, top-hatted James A. Farley; at St. Patrick's Day Parade in Manhattan. coast. On that date the 1957 agreement giving the U.S. Air Force the right to maintain the base will expire, and it would not be renewed, the King declared.

Hot, dusty Dhahran was built by the U.S. at the end of World War II, and improved since...