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Military doctrine and Professional duty.

Military doctrine and Professional duty.

The confusion between the meaning of the military doctrine and the professional duty of the armed forces still exists, and clarification of this matter is very important, and attention should…

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US State Dept approves UAE’s purchase of F-35 jets, MQ-9 drones.

US State Dept approves UAE’s purchase of F-35 jets, MQ-9 drones.

The UAE sought the stealthy F-35, and MQ-9 unmanned systems for the United Arab Emiratesand a sale of the fighter jets would represent a win for the Trump administration, which…

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Defense diplomacy ... who needs it ... and when we need it.

Defense diplomacy ... who needs it ... and when we need it.

The term defensive diplomacy appeared in the West after the Cold War, which moved the conflict between the two powers to a new phase characterized by the feverish competition between…

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The Libyan Joint Military Committee ends its meeting in Ghadames and agrees on steps to implement the permanent ceasefire agreement in Libya.

The Libyan Joint Military Committee ends its meeting in Ghadames and agrees on steps to implement the permanent ceasefire agreement in Libya.

Stephanie Williams, acting special representative of the UN Secretary General to Libya, said Tuesday that the Libyan Joint Military Commission has agreed on terms for the cease-fire implementation in the…

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The UAE sought the stealthy F-35, and MQ-9 unmanned systems for the United Arab Emiratesand a sale of the fighter jets would represent a  win for the Trump administration, which has made increasing U.S. weapon exports

a key part of its economic platform. In a statement, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that the package, which comes with an estimated price tag of $23.37 billion, includes up to 50 F-35s worth $10.4 billion, 18 MQ-9Bs worth $2.97 billion, and $10 billion worth of air-to-air and air-to-ground munitions.

“This is in recognition of our deepening relationship and the UAE’s need for advanced defense capabilities to deter and defend itself against heightened threats from Iran,” Pompeo said. “The UAE’s historic agreement to normalize relations with Israel under the Abraham Accords offers a once-in-a-generation opportunity to positively transform the region’s strategic landscape. Our adversaries, especially those in Iran, know this and will stop at nothing to disrupt this shared success.”
“The proposed sale will make the UAE even more capable and interoperable with U.S. partners in a manner fully consistent with America’s longstanding commitment to ensuring Israel’s Qualitative Military Edge,” he added, referencing a U.S. legal standard that Israel maintain a military technological advantage over its neighbors.
The sale was expected ever since the signing of peace agreements between Israel and the UAE. The administration previously informally notified Congress of the sale’s details, with leading foreign policy Democrats signaling they would act to block it.
Potential foreign military sales notified to Congress are not guaranteed to move forward, and the quantities and dollar figures can often change during final negotiations. But even getting this far is a big win for the UAE, which has long sought the stealthy F-35; it also represents a win for the Trump administration, which has made increasing U.S. weapon exports a key part of its economic platform.

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