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Selling weapons to Saudi Arabia compromises American values

Selling weapons to Saudi Arabia compromises American values

By Aaron Brooks | September 22, 2010

Going once, going twice, sold: the soul of America for Saudi gold. On Sept. 12, the Obama Administration announced that a $60 billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia would be presented to Congress. The deal will increase tenfold the arms exports by the United...

Selling weapons to the Saudis was the best option available

Selling weapons to the Saudis was the best option available

By David Thomas | September 22, 2010

In foreign policy, there are no easy choices - and no obvious ones either. This month, it was announced that the U.S. sold $60 billion in arms to Saudi Arabia. For the most part, this move has been met with concern. I, for one, think it was the best move...

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