Middle East Seeks up to $6 billion in U.S. Weaponry The Arabian Gulf state of Bahrain has been given approval by the U.S. State Department for a possible purchase of Raytheon’s Patriot ground-based air and missile defense system. The potential Patriot purchase was one of a trio of major Middle East arms deals approved by the U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA), valued at just under $6 billion. According to details published by the DSCA on May 3, Bahrain wants to purchase ...

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