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Oral History Interview of LT GEN CHARLES A. HORNER By: Perry Jamison, Rich Davis, and Barry Barlow, 4 March 1992 HQ 9th Air Force, Shaw AFB SC Transcribed & Edited by: Faye Davis H: ----Headquarters. Kaufman [Maj Gen Donald L.] had a suite of offices over there, and we set up at the MODA [Ministry of National Defense] Headquarters and met with General Hamad and the Chiefs in Saudi services. Those meetings [(b)(l)sec3.4 (b)(6)] were still in the mode of being polite and drinking tea For example, we wanted to look at the National Command Center as a place to set up CENTCOM [US Central Command], a Joint headquarters, a combined headquarters. At first, Hamad wouldn't let us do that. He hadn't received | permission to do that. In their system, everything comes from the top down. [(b)(l)sec 3.4 (b)(6)] [(b)(1) sec 3.4 (b)(c)] What had happened was, Khalid had gone out of the room and called his dad, so Khalid understood. Khalid immediately became the guy to work with off line to make things happen. So whenever I really needed something, we would go see Khalid and set in his office and drink some cappuccino. Usually it would be Don Kaufman and myself and Khalid. Q: Had you met him before?
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