The Envelope, Please

To what, exactly, has the U.S. committed itself in Saudi Arabia? In an Aug. 9 letter informing Congress of his decision to deploy troops in Saudi Arabia, President Bush referred to "requests" from King Fahd and Kuwait; some three months later, the Administration is still not telling anyone, including the Senate or the House, the nature of the U.S. response. This refusal risks violating the Case-Zablocki Act of 1972, which requires the Secretary of State to submit to Congress within 60 days the substance of all international accords, written or oral. A year ago, failure to do so would have raised...

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