Lockheed Martin’s government contracts rival the operating budget of the State Department, writes William D. Hartung. And now it’s about to have company.
If the US reacts with even more anger, Turkey could threaten to withdraw from NATO and kick the US out of its highly strategic air base in southeast Turkey at Incirlik.
The sale of the S-400 air-defense system to Turkey risks nullifying the stealth and cutting-edge advantages of fifth-generation fighters like the F-35 and F-22
Israel boasts a broad repertoire of standoff weapons, along with highly advanced electronic warfare systems and enhanced cyber capabilities. Nevertheless, the S-300 in Syria is a deterrent to be reckoned with.