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Tina Kaidanow

In Push For Arms Exports, Top State Official Moves To DoD

Posted by Paul McLeary on


WASHINGTON: A long-time State Department official who oversees critical security assistance programs is heading to the Pentagon, a move that may usher in another big change in the reworking of the acquisition and arms exports programs at the Defense Department. The unexpected announcement was made by Ellen Lord, undersecretary of defense for acquisition and sustainment,… Keep reading →

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Meet the New U.S. Export Policy, And The Tariffs Complicating Things

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A slate of poorly understood new tariff and sanctions rules are complicating the Trump Administration’s own efforts to boost arms exports, even as sales of American-made weaponry blow past previous highs.

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U.S. Has Already Sold More Weapons This Year Than All 2017: $47B

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Trump’s America First policies are paying off for U.S. weapons manufacturers.

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Farnborough Preview: Navarro Leads US Sales Push; Reaper Flies Atlantic To RIAT

Posted by Colin Clark on


WASHINGTON: No Russians. Few Chinese. The F-35. And the man who has led the charge in America’s trade wars, Peter Navarro, at the head the American delegation, with lots of other senior American officials along eager to boost bilateral sales of US weapons and civilian aircraft. Those are the early outlines of what we’ll see at this… Keep reading →

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Trump Loosens Rules on Drone Sales, Pledges More Arms Sales

Posted by Paul McLeary on


The new rules, which are still a work in progress, will allow for easier export of laser-designating drones, while shipping more and more weapons overseas to cut into Chinese and Russian sales.

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