I'm surprised the Saudis spend ANY money on defense when they have the USAF and US Navy to do their bidding for them. What do you think would be the price of a barrel of oil if the cost of maintaining an aircraft carrier task force, several air combat wings, and ground forces were factored into it?
Anyway, I thought it was interesting that the Saudis keep so much of their assets overseas "in case they need to go away in a hurry..." Hmmm. Why would that be, do you suppose? What would cause them to think that they might need to hurriedly decamp at some point?