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Esper To Lobby NATO For Tough Turkey Punishment

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The SecDef will tell allies in Brussels next week they must take a hard line on Turkey as the body count in Syria continues to rise. The question is, does this emperil Turkey’s NATO membership?

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Tough Sanctions May Drive Turkey Into Russia’s Arms

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Norway suspended new applications for military export licenses to Turkey today. Norway is also reviewing all current licenses for Turkey for military and multi-use military export licenses.

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A New NATO Buyer For JLTV; More Buyers On The Way?

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The sale to Montenegro might be small, but the US push into the Balkans will not make Moscow happy.

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DoD Reworking Arms Sales To Curb Civilian Casualties & Counter China

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A new system will retrain 20,000 DoD employees to work within the National Defense Strategy, while shifting focus to new areas of the world.

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Esper Presses Hard For New Civilian Casualty Policy

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“The US is doing far more than its allies in coming to grips with causing civilian harm,” a human rights NGO representative who has met with Pentagon leaders said. Still, the gap between government estimates and those from groups on the ground is often wide. 

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Note To Putin: Trump Unleashes $400M For Ukrainian Military

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After weeks of uncertainty over the Trump administration’s policy toward Ukraine, senators and State Department officials say the spigot of aid has been turned back on.

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Poland To Buy At Least 32 F-35s As US Buying Spree Continues

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The State Department’s approval of a $6.5 billion deal for F-35 jets comes as Warsaw continues to pull closer to the Trump Administration.

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Hill Likely to OK $8B F-16V Sale To Taiwan; DoD Mulls Where To Train

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The Trump administration is finding Taiwan to be a more than willing partner as it continues to look for ways to counter China

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Congress Testy About US Arms Sales To Saudi, But Still Lack Votes

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A top State Dept. official had a rough reception at the Senate Armed Services Committee Wednesday, as Democrats and Republicans appear increasingly uneasy with US/Saudi ties.

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GOP & Dems Fight Trump To Stop $8B Saudi, UAE Arms Deals

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A key Trump ally, Sen. Lindsay Graham, bucks the White House on its proposed $8 billion arms sale.

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