James M. Lindsay

The Water's Edge

Lindsay analyzes the politics shaping U.S. foreign policy and the sustainability of American power.

Friday File: Arms Sales to Taiwan » Five U.S. Air Force F-16 “Fighting Falcon” jets fly in echelon formation over the U.S. en route to an exercise in this undated file photograph. Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki said on July 30, 2011 that his government would buy 36 F-16 fighters from the United States, doubling the number it had initially planned to purchase to strengthen its weak air defences.

Five U.S. Air Force F-16 "Fighting Falcon" jets fly in echelon formation over the U.S. en route to an exercise in this undated file photograph. Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki said on July 30, 2011 that his government would buy 36 F-16 fighters from the United States, doubling the number it had initially planned to purchase to strengthen its weak air defences.
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