- Jul 6, 2010
- Reaction score
- Political Leaning
The Pentagon has proposed selling arms worth $4.2 billion to Iraq as it drives to bolster the country's new-era military amid the U.S. withdrawal and to provide Persian Gulf states with massive infusions of advanced weaponry to stand up to Iran.The package proposed by the Department of Defense this week includes 18 Lockheed Martin F-16 strike jets, Raytheon AIM-9 Sidewinder air-to-air, heat-seekingmissiles for dogfighting, laser-guided bombs and reconnaissance equipment.
The Pentagon said the sale would make Baghdad "a more valuable partner in an important area of the world as well...