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America selling weapons to Saudi Arabia

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84 new F-15 fighters, upgrade 70 more, and purchase three types of helicopters—70 Apaches, 72 Black Hawks and 36 Little Birds, officials said.

U.S. officials are discussing a potential $30 billion package to upgrade Saudi Arabia's naval forces.

Talks are also underway to expand Saudi Arabia's ballistic-missile defenses. The U.S. is encouraging the Saudis to buy systems known as THAAD—Terminal High Altitude Defense—
U.S.-Saudi Arms Deal Moves Ahead - WSJ.com

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Gotta get some cash flow going

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Had to read the article a couple times but i understand why the US is doing this. They're surrounding Iran with Allies. That's why we're so persistent on upgrading Saudi's air defense with this deal, surrounding Iran with SAM sites so they can't launch a missile.

Actually makes perfect sense

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AND obummer needs the money
Yah that too

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