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Report: DoD, Military Attaches to Help Land Foreign Arms Deals Under New White House Plan

The White House is close to finalizing a plan that would direct the Defense Department, diplomats and military attaches to help bring in foreign military sales deals and generate more jobs in the U.S., Reuters reported Monday.

Administration officials told Reuters that President Donald Trump is expected to introduce as soon as February a new initiative that would relax regulations related to U.S. military exports and would cover weapon systems such as fighter jets, warships, drones and artillery.

Under the new “Buy American” plan, embassy personnel would help secure weapons deals for defense contractors through collaboration with foreign counterparts.

The Trump administration’s initiative will also include an update of the International Trafficking in Arms Regulations, the report added.

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