U.S. Military Support for Saudi Arabia and the War in Yemen

by William Hartung The Saudi regime’s murder of Jamal Khashoggi and its continued killing of civilians in Yemen has drawn unprecedented scrutiny to the U.S.-Saudi military relationship. This report looks at that relationship in closer detail, with an eye towards… Continue Reading

Kyl and JINSA’s anti-START campaign: Brought to you by Raytheon

Russian President Dmitri Medvedev stated in his annual state of the nation address to the Kremlin yesterday (Nov.30), “Either we reach an agreement on missile defense and create a joint mechanism for cooperation, or, if we do not succeed in entering into a constructive understanding, there will begin a new arms race.”

A new arms race? Sounds like good business for Raytheon. With customers in more than 80 countries, arms races are the key to Raytheon’s prosperity. No wonder Jon Kyl–(the “senator from Raytheon”?)–is putting the brakes on START, while drawing accolades from JINSA. Continue Reading