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L-159 Sale to Iraq May Fail for Several Reasons

L-159 Sale to Iraq May Fail for Several Reasons

The planned sale of the redundant L-159 combat planes to Iraq may fail for three reasons: the Czechs may not be able to quickly deliver the planes, the Czech military may consider the sale unprofitable, and a new Iraqi government […]


Iraq To Buy AH-64E Apache Longbow Attack Helicopters

Iraq To Buy AH-64E Apache Longbow Attack Helicopters

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress today of a possible Foreign Military Sale to Iraq for AH-64E Apache Longbow Attack Helicopters and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $4.8 billion. The Government of […]


US to Accelerate Iraq Weapons, Drone Deliveries

US to Accelerate Iraq Weapons, Drone Deliveries

The White House said Monday that the United States will remain strongly committed to Iraq as it fights al-Qaida affiliated groups, but it said, again, that American troops will not return to Iraq. The surge in fighting between Iraqi government […]


Iraq at crossroads between reconciliation and war: analysts

Iraq at crossroads between reconciliation and war: analysts

An intensifying revolt in a Sunni Arab province of Iraq sparked by the Shiite-led government’s dispersal of a year-old protest leaves the country at the crossroads between reconciliation and civil war, analysts say. Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki must decide in […]


Iraq signs $1.1 bn deal to buy South Korean fighter Jets

Iraq signs $1.1 bn deal to buy South Korean fighter Jets

Iraq signed a $1.1 billion deal on Thursday to buy 24 multi-role light fighters from South Korea, as it seeks to build its fledgling air force amid rising violence. Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) said it would deliver the T-50IQ, a […]


Iraq Takes Delivery of First 4 Russian Helicopter Gunships

Iraq Takes Delivery of First 4 Russian Helicopter Gunships

Iraq took collection Thursday night of the first four Russian-made Mi-35 helicopter gunships sold to the Middle Eastern nation as part of a multibillion dollar weapons deal. Iraqi leader Nuri al-Maliki posted pictures of the aircraft on his official Facebook […]


US gave Iraq intel in 1980s, ignored chemical attacks: report

US gave Iraq intel in 1980s, ignored chemical attacks: report

The United States provided Iraq with intelligence on preparations for an Iranian offensive during the Iran-Iraq war even though it knew Baghdad would respond with chemical weapons, Foreign Policy magazine reported Monday. Citing declassified CIA documents and interviews with former […]


M1135 Stryker NBC Reconnaissance Vehicles for Iraq

M1135 Stryker NBC Reconnaissance Vehicles for Iraq

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress today of a possible Foreign Military Sale to Iraq of 50 M1135 Stryker Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Reconnaissance Vehicles and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $900 […]


Iran nuclear push, flashpoints role has West in a bind

Iran nuclear push, flashpoints role has West in a bind

Iran’s role in flashpoints like Syria, Lebanon, Iraq and Afghanistan is proving a headache for the West as it tries to normalise ties with Tehran without a trade-off on its contested nuclear drive. As the Islamic republic prepares for presidential […]


 
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