Inside the Pentagon - August 9, 2018

Trump officials pledge 'streamlined' arms sales to boost defense industry

By Tony Bertuca  
August 8, 2018 at 7:55 PM
Trump administration officials said Wednesday the government has embarked on a new era in foreign military sales to boost the U.S. defense industry and maintain global influence amid the rise of China and resurgence of Russia. Tina Kaidanow, acting assistant secretary of state for political-military affairs, said new implementation plans for conventional arms transfers would prioritize strategic and economic competition. "Under this administration, there will be no more active advocate for arms sales than the U.S. government itself," she said...

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