saudi arabia

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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Saudi Arabia

Rand Paul Wants to Block $1.15B Weapons Sale to Saudi Arabia

The Obama Administration agreed to major sale of weapons, ammunition and equipment to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia a few days ago.  Now lawmakers are looking to block the move. The sale, which includes up to 153 tanks, would be worth around 1.15 billion dollars.  The timing coincided with the first Saudi airstrikes in three …

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Saudi Arabia Severs Diplomatic Ties With Iran

Saudi Arabia Severs Diplomatic Ties With Iran Saudi Arabia has broken off diplomatic ties with Iran following an attack on the Kingdom’s embassy in Tehran, inspired by Saudi’s decision to execute 47 men including Shiite cleric Nimr al-Nimr. Saudi’s foreign minister Adel al-Jubeir announced the decision to expel Iran’s diplomats following the evacuation of its …

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