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Reuters: Obama Administration Offered $115B Military Equipment, Training to Saudi

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Barack ObamaThe U.S. government has offered approximately $115 billion in weapons, military equipment and training to Saudi Arabia since President Barack Obama took office in 2009, Reuters reported Wednesday.

Yara Bayoumy writes a report by William Hartung of the Center for International Policy stated that 42 separate deals contained the offers which include small arms and ammunition, tanks, attack helicopters, air-to-ground missiles, missile defense ships and warships.

The offers are reported to Congress and could become formal agreements, amended or abandoned and the report did not specify how many of the offers were agreed upon, Bayoumy wrote.

Hartung’s report gathered data from the Defense Department‘s Defense Security Cooperation Agency which provides figures on arms sales proposals and foreign military sales deals, Reuters stated.

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