Arms sales

The Double-Edged Blades of Russian Helicopters

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta’s in for a strafing on Capitol Hill today. He’s appearing before the Senate Appropriations Committee’s defense subcommittee, but he’s likely to face tough questions on the Defense Department’s …

Disarming Allies…

Seems kind of strange that the U.S. government is turning over warships to the Philippine navy, but only after the vessels have been stripped of their weapons despite Manila’s request that they remain (better not tell the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, the Moro National Liberation Front, Abu Sayyaf, the Rajah Sulaiman Movement, Jemaah …

War Prize: Iraq Orders Its F-16s

Three weeks before all U.S. troops are out of Iraq, the U.S. Air Force has just awarded – on behalf of Baghdad – an $835 million contract to Lockheed Martin for 18 F-16 jet fighters. Even before the deal was inked, Iraqi …

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