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Trump to sell arms to the Saudis without Congressional approval

Washington D.c. - In a move that some members of the US Congress had predicted earlier this week, President Trump has declared a national emergency in order to circumvent Congressional restrictions on arms sales and quickly ship arms to Saudi Arabia and the UAE.

Op-Ed: U.S. to sell $1.29 billion in smart bombs to Saudi Arabia

Sanaa - The sale of the bombs will help replenish supplies used mostly in the bombing of Houthi insurgents in Yemen, although the Saudis participated in some attacks on the Islamic State in Syria as well.

Op-Ed: Tiny Qatar buys $11 billion in weapons from United States

Doha - Qatar with just 278,000 citizens, plus 1.5 million foreign residents mostly workers, is buying Patriot missile batteries and Apache attack helicopters from the US to the tune of eleven billion.

Op-Ed: US pushing more arms sales to US Gulf allies

Manama - US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel was busy in Manama, Bahrain's capital, opening the door for friendly US allies in the area to buy missile defense and other weapons systems to counter Iranian ballistic missiles.

Op-Ed: Hagel announces $10 billion arms deal with Israel and Arab allies

Jerusalem - US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told reporters today (April 21) that a US arms deal with Israel will send a "very clear signal" to Iran that the military option to prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons is still on the table.

Op-Ed: Policies imitate life — US spending maps out senile gravy trains

Sydney - It won’t be easy to top the latest figures from the US economy for the sheer number of “drab” factors. According to these numbers, the US is well and truly glued to a model which has more to do with political fantasies than reality.

Op-Ed: Kids starve in Yemen; U.S. sends $112 million in weapons to help

United Nations and other aid organizations are appealing for help to feed the millions of people in Yemen who are starving.
 

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