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  • Stagnation Threatens U.S. Arms Superiority

    01/14/2010 11:05:29 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 1 replies · 290+ views
    American Foreign Policy Council ^ | 1/04/2010 | By Ilan Berman
    A funny thing happened in the skies over Norway last month. On Dec. 10, as U.S. President Barack Obama geared up to deliver his acceptance speech before the Nobel Prize Committee in Oslo, spectators outdoors were treated to a spectacular display of spiraling light. The cause was not a UFO, as some contended, but a failed test of the Bulava, Russia's newest sea-launched intercontinental ballistic missile. The episode was a telling reminder of the shifting strategic balance between Washington and the rest of the world. To understand the significance, one need look no further than Russia's military modernization program. That...
  • U.S. arms industry eager to gain foothold in India

    04/10/2006 6:19:13 PM PDT · by Arjun · 8 replies · 405+ views
    U.S. arms industry eager to gain foothold in India Reuters Posted online: Tuesday, April 11, 2006 at 0359 hours IST WASHINGTON, April 11: U.S. companies are rushing to step up sales of fighter jets and other weapons to India even as the Bush administration struggles to convince Congress to back a landmark civilian nuclear energy deal with India. "By any standards, this is an attractive market," said Rick Kirkland, a senior executive with No. 1 U.S. defense contractor Lockheed Martin Corp., and a frequent visitor to India since 1993, citing the sheer size of the Indian armed forces. U.S. defense...
  • India Warns U.S. on Arms Sales to Pakistan

    11/19/2004 8:44:18 PM PST · by yonif · 10 replies · 1,124+ views
    Reuters ^ | Nov 19, 2004 | Carol Giacomo
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - India warned on Friday that new American arms sales to Pakistan could harm improving New Delhi-Washington ties as well as a promising dialogue between the South Asia's two nuclear rivals. During talks in Washington, top Bush administration officials raised U.S. concerns about Iran's nuclear activities but Indian Foreign Secretary Shyam Saran said his government was "not really in a position to pass judgment." Saran met Secretary of State-designate Condoleezza Rice before she went into the hospital for minor surgery and also had meetings with Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage and Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz, among...
  • SAUDIS AGREE TO EXPAND U.S. DEFENSE TIES - MORE US ARMS?

    10/26/2003 1:59:52 PM PST · by yonif · 9 replies · 326+ views
    IMRA ^ | Sunday, October 26, 2003 | MENL
    WASHINGTON [MENL] -- Saudi Arabia is said to have agreed to expand defense and military cooperation with the United States in what could pave the way for major U.S. weapons sales to the Arabian kingdom. U.S. officials said Saudi Arabia has agreed to the expanded cooperation after more than two years of deteriorating defense and military ties accelerated by the Sept. 11, 2001 Al Qaida attacks on New York and Washington. Fifteen of the 19 Al Qaida attackers were Saudi nationals. The Saudi willingness to expand military relations was relayed to the Bush administration over the past few weeks. U.S....