On the eve of the Dubai Airshow, a lengthy backlog of U.S. arms transfers to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE)—two of the world’s largaest weapons importers—remains frozen as U.S. officials acknowledge doubts about the reliability of U.S. patronage while Russia and China ramp up weapon sales campaigns in the Middle East and globally.  In an explicit effort to support U.S. arms traders by attacking the competition, Clarke Cooper, undersecretary of state ...

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