On Saturday, 43 wounded United States airmen who survived last week's blast in Dhahran were brought to Eglin Air Force Base. Authorities have been reassessing security procedures in the wake of the bombing, which had the force of about 1400kg of explosives. Reuter - EglinReuse content
President Bill Clinton led memorial services for 19 "quiet American heroes" killed by a bomb in Saudi Arabia, and urged mourners to put aside anger at the attackers to honour the victims. "These men represented the best of America, and they gave America their best," Mr Clinton said. With 11 wounded victims of the blast, some of them in wheelchairs or on stretchers, given front-row places of honour, Mr Clinton led public mourning for the loss of those "we will remember ... as patriots".