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Lawmakers Grill State Official on Emergency Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia and UAE

Submitted by Elias Yousif on Mon, 06/17/2019 - 07:58

In light of the recent emergency declaration to push arms sales to Saudi Arabia and the UAE, the House Foreign Affairs Committee held a hearing to question the Administration's decision. This piece summarizes the highlights from the hearing, where a senior State Department official defending the decision received bipartisan criticism.

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Trumps Emergency Arms Sales: Infographic and Details

Submitted by Elias Yousif on Mon, 06/10/2019 - 06:07
With new details emerging regarding the President's recent announcement that he would be sidestepping Congressional opposition to sell weapons to Saudi Arabia and the UAE, SAM has put together several infographics to illustrate the traditional process for Direct Commercial and Foreign Military Sales the administration is bypassing, as well as the scale and nature of the sales the president is proposing the expedite.
 
 
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SAM's fact sheet on the arms sales to Saudi Arabia and the UAE involved in the Trump Administration's emergency declaration are cited.

President Trump Expedites Arms to Saudi Arabia & the UAE

Submitted by Elias Yousif on Wed, 06/05/2019 - 10:51
This factsheet illustrates the scale and nature of Foreign Military and Direct Commercial Sales that President Trump is proposing to sell Saudi Arabia and the UAE withoug a Congressional reveiw process, weaponry that will likely make its way to the frontlines of the Yemeni conflict, described as the world's worst humanitarian crisis.
 
 
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How Trump is Sidestepping Congressional Oversight for Government Arms Sales

Submitted by Elias Yousif on Wed, 06/05/2019 - 10:02

With President Trump invoking an obscure emergency provision in the Arms Export Control Act to sell weapons to Saudi Arabia and the UAE over congressional objections, this factsheet illustrates how the President is circumventing traditional processes for government arms sales. 

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How Trump is Sidestepping Congressional Oversight for Commercial Arms Sales

Submitted by Elias Yousif on Wed, 06/05/2019 - 10:01

With President Trump invoking an obscure emergency provision in the Arms Export Control Act to sell weapons to Saudi Arabia and the UAE over congressional objections, this factsheet illustrates how the President is circumventing traditional processes for commercial arms sales. 

 

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SAM Director, Christina Arabia, is quoted in this article examining how President Trump is sidestepping congressional opposition to sell weapons to Saudi Arabia and the UAE.
SAM's report on Corruption in the Defense Sector is cited in this piece that examines failures in dozens of efforts to build an effective Somali National Army while maintaining an emphasis on the importance of an army in Somalia.

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