8 members / 450 guests (24 hours)

An Interesting IDB update! And how IDB got even faster.  IDB is fast, reliable, and FREE to use. Just join and start posting!

U.S., SAUDI ARABIA TO NEGOTIATE BILLIONS IN ARMS DEALS

U.S., SAUDI ARABIA TO NEGOTIATE BILLIONS IN ARMS DEALS

thedailysheeple.com / WILL PORTER / MAY 12, 2017

Administration officials are attempting to get tens of billions of dollars in arms deals to Saudi Arabia approved ahead of President Trump’s visit to the country later this month, Reuters reports.

Saudi Arabia will be the initial stop on Trump’s first official trip overseas as president, where he hopes to also sell his counter-terrorism strategy to foreign heads of state he is scheduled to meet. Other destinations of the trip include Brussels, Israel, and the Vatican.

The United States is Saudi Arabia’s main arms dealer, especially in recent years. From a $29.4 billion sale of F-15 fighter jets in 2011, to another $1.1 billion deal for tanks and other military equipment last year, Saudi Arabia has amassed quite an arsenal of hi-tech American weaponry. The Saudis, in fact, were the top recipient of U.S. Arms from 2011-2015, and likely remain high on that list.

READ MORE