Monday, June 12, 2017

Is Saudi Arabia Buying $110 Billion In Arms From the U.S.?

US President Donald Trump (L) and Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud, Riyadh May 20, 2017. © Mandel Ngan / AFP

Defense News: Revealed: Trump's $110 billion weapons list for the Saudis

WASHINGTON – The administration's much touted $110 billion arms proposal to Saudi Arabia, previously slim on specifics, includes seven THAAD missile defense batteries, over 100,000 air-to-ground munitions and billions of dollars’ worth of new aircraft, according to a White House document obtained by Defense News and authenticated by a second source.

President Donald Trump’s visit to Saudi Arabia on May 20 drew headlines for what was billed as a $110 billion arms agreement. However, experts quickly pointed out that much of the deal was speculative, as any arms sale has to go through the process of being cleared by the State Department, then Congress, before going through an often lengthy negotiating period with industry.

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WNU Editor: I regard this deal more as a wish list than a deal. There will be many obstacles in its path .... starting with the need to have Congressional approval on each transaction.


King Aragon said...

What a world sad but true

King Aragon said...

With that money just buy a country

King Aragon said...

No need to fight