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THAAD missile defense, arming the saudis

Opinion: Why the US is Selling Missile Defense to Saudi Arabia

With the recent media coverage of the U.S. government selling arms to Saudi Arabia, the focus has fallen on the THAAD system. THAAD (Terminal High Altitude Area Defense) is a counter ballistic missile system created by Lockheed Martin. It’s purpose? The aerial defense from missile attacks, whether it is a missile that stays within – …

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Why the Military Desperately Needs Mattis Right Now

General James Mattis was confirmed yesterday as President-Elect Donald Trump’s pick for Secretary of Defense, in a move that has been widely hailed across social media by former members of the military, especially Marines. But what makes him such a great choice?  Is it his exceptional record of combat awards?  Is it his down-in-the-trenches approach …

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