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Agency Backs More Abrams for Iraq in ISIS Fight

Agency Backs More Abrams for Iraq in ISIS Fight

Agency Backs More Abrams for Iraq in ISIS Fight By Brendan McGarry Monday, December 22nd, 2014 7:34 pm Posted in Land , Policy The State Department has approved sending more U.S.-made Abrams tanks to Iraq to help the government there fight Islamic militants. The agency on Friday announced it “made a determination approving a possible” sale to the country of as many as 175 additional M1A1 tanks made by General Dynamics Corp. and other equipment. Congress was notified of the proposal, which could be worth as much as $2.4 billion. The Iraqi government will use the tracked vehicles “to facilitate progress towards increasing its ability to mobilize and defend its border,” states a release from the Pentagon’s Defense Security Cooperation Agency, which overseas so-called foreign military sales. “Iraq will have no difficulty absorbing this equipment into its armed forces.” The que...

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