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US Lines Up $10b 'Major' Arms Deal with Israel, Saudi Arabia, UAE

By Jacob Chamberlain | 20 Apr 2013

The U.S. Defense Department will soon finalize a $10 billion arms deal with Israel, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, supplying missiles, warplanes and other tools of war to the nations, the New York Times reported Thursday.

Revealed: America’s Arms Sales To Bahrain Amid Bloody Crackdown

By Justin Elliott | ProPublica | 16 Jan 2013

Despite Bahrain's bloody crackdown on pro-democracy protesters, the U.S. has continued to provide weapons and maintenance to the small Mideast nation.

Defense Department documents released to ProPublica give the fullest picture yet of the arms sales: The list includes ammunition, combat vehicle parts, communications equipment, Blackhawk helicopters, and an unidentified missile system. (Read the documents.)

US to send missiles, 400 troops to Turkey

Source : Agencies | 14 Dec 2012

The U.S. will send two batteries of Patriot missiles and 400 troops to Turkey as part of a NATO force meant to protect Turkish territory from potential Syrian missile attack, the Pentagon said Friday.

The order was signed shortly before Panetta arrived on an unannounced visit to Turkey to meet American troops stationed at the Incirlik Air Base, the last stop on a week-long trip that took him to Afghanistan and Kuwait.

After Deadly Siege in Gaza, US to Restock Israeli Munitions

By Jacob Chamberlain | Agencies | 13 Dec 2012

The U.S. Department of Defense stated this week that it will now replenish all of the munitions used by Israel in its recent eight day siege on Gaza, which lead to the deaths of over 180 Palestinians and hundreds of injuries—a large portion being children.

Oman eyes $96 million deal for U.S. guided missiles

By Al Arabiya | 21 Nov 2012

Oman has requested the sale of $96 million worth of guided missiles from the United States, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) said.

In a statement posted on its official website, the DSCA said it had notified Congress of a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Oman for 400 Javelin Guided Missiles and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $96 million.

US arms Bahrain while decrying Russian weapons in Syria

by Thalif Deen : Inter Press Service | United Nations / 12 Oct 2011

Peeved at Russia's Security Council veto derailing a Western- sponsored resolution against Syria last week, U.S. Ambassador Susan Rice implicitly accused the Russians of protecting the beleaguered government of President Bashar al-Assad primarily to safeguard their lucrative arms market in the Middle Eastern country.

US Congress urged to reject Bahraini arms sale

By Jim Lobe : Inter Press Service | Washington / 29 Sept 2011

More than a dozen U.S. and international human rights and arms control groups are urging Congress to block a proposed 53- million-dollar arms sale to Bahrain, which hosts the U.S. Fifth Fleet, until it ends its crackdown against the opposition and adopts serious reforms.

US sold bunker-busting bombs to Israel: report

Source : AFP | Washington / 23 Sept 2011

President Barack Obama secretly authorized the sale of 55 powerful bunker-busting bombs to Israel, Newsweek magazine reported Friday.

Israel first asked to buy deep-penetrating GBU-28 bombs in 2005, but were rebuffed by then-president George W. Bush. At the time the Pentagon had frozen joint US-Israeli defense projects, fearful that Israel was transferring advanced military technology to China, Newsweek said.

Pentagon seeks nod to $60bn US-Saudi arms deal

Source | Agencies
WASHINGTON | 13 Sep 2010

The Defense Department plans to ask Congress soon for permission to sell up to $60 billion in advanced weapons to Saudi Arabia, in what could be the largest single US arms sale.

The sale has been in the works for months.

Unlike some earlier proposed arms sales, Congress is expected to approve this one. A Pentagon spokesman says the request is expected within a week or so.

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