Arms Sales

Monday, November 10, 2014 - 06:36
The American presence at Al-Dhafra, which the Pentagon has not publicly acknowledged, is a vital part of the U.S.-led campaign against Islamic State militants: The base’s twin runways have launched more strike aircraft — including the Air Force’s most-sophisticated warplane, the F-22 Raptor — than any other military facility in the region.
Friday, November 7, 2014 - 13:15
The United States government made a mistake this month in relaxing a ban on lethal arms sales and transfers to Vietnam — a non-democratic, one-party state with an abysmal human rights record. The U.S. move, announced on October 2 as Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh was visiting Washington, undermines courageous activists in Vietnam and squanders important leverage that might have been used to encourage more reform.
Friday, November 7, 2014 - 10:14

If Congress approves H.R. 5648, Jordan would become the third largest recipient of U.S. military assistance to the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) per year behind only Israel and Egypt. The bill’s proposed privileged status for U.S. arms sales also puts Jordan in an elite group of close U.S. defense and security partners that only NATO members and few others enjoy. 

Friday, November 7, 2014 - 06:47
Since the start of the Ukraine crisis, France's $1.6 billion deal to sell two Mistral-class warships to Russia has been a source of deep divisions within Europe.
Friday, November 7, 2014 - 06:27
Czech small arms manufacturer CZ has sold 5 000 submachineguns and 50 000 pistols to Egypt, with deliveries of pistols currently underway.
Friday, November 7, 2014 - 06:18
Russia is willing to wait until the end of the year for France to make good on the delivery of the first ship in two hull amphibious warship deal that has been held up since September, according to a Thursday report in Russian news service RIA Novosti.
Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 07:51
France will start delivering military equipment to the Lebanese army in the first quarter of 2015 as part of a $3 billion contract to help the force fight jihadis from neighboring Syria, a French defense ministry source said on Wednesday.
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 11:59
France, despite attempts to cautiously navigate the political waters of the Mistral deal with Russia last week, still found itself in a media storm when it was revealed that the French shipbuilder had invited Russian officials to a Nov. 14 hand-over ceremony.
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 11:51
The chill of the Cold War may be in the air in Europe but business relations between the U.S. Department of Defense and Russian defense industry have continued.
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 11:10
The U.S. commander of NATO said Monday that he had renewed alliance warnings to France against going ahead with the $1.5 billion sale of two Mistral-class helicopter assault ships to Russia.