Saudi Arabia’s Decision to Support the Mujahideen in Afghanistan

Discuss Saudi Arabia’s decision to support the Mujahideen in Afghanistan.

Start with the issue, then discuss King Fahd and how he came up with the idea of sending them to Afghanistan instead of violently suppressing them. Were there circumstances that made him hesitant to use force? Potential political repercussions? International response to consider? Discuss his plan and why he, and no one else, warrants close examination in the drafting of and implementation of his plan.