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The Obama administration is set to notify Congress of plans to offer advanced aircraft to Saudi Arabia worth up to $60 billion, the largest U.S. arms deal ever, and is in talks with the kingdom about potential naval and missile-defense upgrades that could be worth tens of billions of dollars more
The administration plans to tout the $60 billion package as a major job creator—supporting at least 75,000 jobs
U.S. officials are discussing a potential $30 billion package to upgrade Saudi Arabia's naval forces
On top of the $60 billion package of fighter jets and helicopters, U.S. officials are discussing a potential $30 billion package to upgrade Saudi Arabia's naval forces.
Talks are also underway to expand Saudi Arabia's ballistic-missile defenses. The U.S. is encouraging the Saudis to buy systems known as THAAD—Terminal High Altitude Defense—and to upgrade its Patriot missiles to reduce the threat from Iranian rockets.
Originally posted by DaMod
God help us all... Obama you are an idiot...
Originally posted by HimWhoHathAnEar
Probably his attempt to appease the saudi's, since what they really want is for iran to be attacked. But hey, anything that helps the military-industrial complex can't be a bad thing right? Typical republicrat fair.
Originally posted by airspoon
What really strikes a nerve with me, is that they make it so difficult for American veterans - heroes - get hunting or home defense rifles, yet we seem to have no problems with arming tyrants, who in turn have no problem with killing anyone they wish
The United States and Saudi Arabia have long-standing economic and defense ties. A series of informal agreements, statements by successive U.S. administrations, and military deployments have demonstrated a strong U.S. security commitment to Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia was a key member of the allied coalition that expelled Iraqi forces from Kuwait in 1991. Saudi Arabia hosted U.S. aircraft enforcing the no-fly zone over southern Iraq; between the two Iraq wars of 1991 and 2003; however...
Originally posted by SLAYER69
You know what I find a bit odd. Is how nobody from the [Iran Can do no Wrong ] crowd here at ATS that there wasn't the big outcry against Russia for recently selling to [of all people Israel] weapon systems because Russia is perceived as being willing to go to war for Iran IF attacked by Israel/West.