Tag Archives: Egypt

CRS: US Led Global Conventional Arms Trade in 2015

A new report from the Congressional Research Service says the U.S. continued to lead the world in global conventional armaments trade during 2015 as overall weapons orders decreased to $79.8 billion in 2015 from $89 billion in 2014. The report titled “Conventional Arms Transfers to Developing Nations, 2008-2015” also revealed that the U.S. government’s global …

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Socom Chief Raymond Thomas: Transregional Network Key in Anti-Terrorist Campaign

Raymond Thomas, commander of the U.S. Special Operations Command, has said transregional cooperation between special operations forces worldwide is key in efforts to defeat militant groups such as the Islamic State organization, Defense News reported Monday. Thomas told an audience at the Middle Eastern Special Operations Commanders Conference that USSOCOM looks to build on …

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Air Force Lt. Gen. Joseph Lengyel Nominated to Lead National Guard Bureau

Air Force Lt. Gen. Joseph Lengyel, vice chief of the National Guard Bureau, has been nominated by President Barack Obama to lead the bureau in Washington. Obama also endorsed the 35-year Air Force veteran for promotion to the rank of general, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said in a Defense Department news release published Tuesday. Lengyel previously …

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State Dept OKs Potential $57M Hellfire Missile Sale to Egypt

The U.S. State Department has cleared a potential $57 million foreign military sale of Lockheed Martin-built Hellfire II air-to-surface missiles to Egypt, Defense News reported Wednesday. Aaron Mehta writes Egypt is ordering up to 356 AGM-114K/R3 Hellfires from the U.S. government to aid the country’s national security efforts. The approval …

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White House Lifts US Weapons Sales Ban on Egypt

President Barack Obama has lifted the U.S. arms sales ban on Egypt to support national security efforts amid ongoing conflicts in the Middle East, the New York Times reported Tuesday. Peter Baker writes that the Egyptian military can again buy fighter jets, tanks and weapons from the U.S. following a suspension imposed for nearly two years for …

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Egypt Seeks Military Partnerships Beyond the U.S.

A day before his scheduled meeting with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, Egypt’s Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy said that his country is looking into forming military ties with “10, 20, 30 new partners for Egypt,” Reuters reported Nov. 2. Samia Nakhoul and Michael Georgy writes that Fahmy plans to …

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Martin Dempsey Speaks on U.S.-Egypt Defense Ties

Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has spoken about bolstering defense ties between the U.S. and Egypt in a July 3 interview with CNN reporter Candy Crowley, the American Forces Press Service reported Friday. Jim Garamone writes Demsey disclosed that the U.S. Army intends …

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