Senior State official sees 'tectonic' moment to surge U.S. weapons sales abroad

By Tony Bertuca / February 24, 2023 at 2:04 PM
A top State Department official said today the United States has an opportunity to surge foreign military sales, especially to countries seeking to "diversify" their arsenals away from Russian suppliers as Moscow struggles to maintain its ongoing invasion of Ukraine. “We think that this moment in time presents an opportunity for us to look at the question as countries become interested in transitioning off Russian equipment,” said Jessica Lewis, the assistant secretary of state for political-military affairs. Lewis, speaking with...

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