Iraq to receive over $22 billion worth of U.S. arms supplies over 12 years

IA-407 helicopters are prepped to be shipped to Iraq in 2013. Photo: U.S Army/army.mil

nsnbc : The federal government of Iraq received consent from the U.S. State Department to buy U.S.-American weapons under the umbrella of Foreign Military Sales worth more than $22 billion in a 12 year period. IA-407 helicopters are prepped to be shipped to Iraq in 2013. Photo: U.S Army/army.mil The United States has been Iraq’s primary arms More...

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By nsnbc On Tuesday, March 21st, 2017
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