President Trump Discusses Arms Sales with Mohammed bin Salman

  July 8, 2020

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   According to the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, the U.S. administration submits its annual budget every year to our Congress. This year, an appropriation of $49-billion went to our allies and partners in the Middle East to finance the purchases of U.S military hardware and the cost of training foreign troops to use it.

Civil War in Yemen
   Congress rubber-stamps these requests with little regard for whether this assistance achieves U.S. foreign policy objectives.

   Such docility might be good for the American economy. It creates jobs in many key congressional districts and provides corporate welfare for our defense industry, but it often makes for bad foreign policy.

   Too often, U.S. Military assistance disappears down a rat-hole of corruption.

   Case in point: The $89-billion that has benefited the Saudis in the past 10 years, yet has not prevented the kingdom from getting bogged down in a costly quagmire in Yemen.

-Phil Richardson, Storyteller and Observer of the Human Condition

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