Desert Storm

The Persian Gulf war may be a fading memory, but there are still bills to be paid. Allies have only come up with about 90% of the cash they said they would contribute to help the U. S. pay for the war. The biggest offenders are Kuwait and Saudi Arabia, which together owe about $5 billion. The Bush Administration fears that pressing too hard for payment would jeopardize fragile hopes for a Middle East peace conference.