Arms for the King and His Family: The U.S. Arms Sale to Saudi Arabia

(Institute for Contemporary Affairs-Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs) Joshua Teitelbaum - The U.S. State Department has notified Congress of the biggest arms sale in American history - a $60 billion purchase by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Totally offensive in nature, the package, with its attack planes, helicopters, and "bunker-buster" bombs, was clearly designed to deter Iran. King Abdullah has also significantly upgraded the Saudi Arabian National Guard, which amounts to the personal militia of his family faction.

2010-11-04 11:30:17

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