WEB Notes: From past articles, we know a lot of this is going to nations in the middle east to combat Iran. It sounds like more pieces are falling into place.
The U.S. sold more than $54 billion in military equipment to foreign governments in the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30, the Pentagon’s top financial officer told a small group of reporters.
“We’ve had a 62 percent increase in foreign military sales, over $54 billion,” David Norquist, the Defense Department’s comptroller, said alongside Deputy Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan on Oct. 3.
“I don’t know if it’s a record, but if it is, and it’s close to that, that matters. It matters, not only because it helps our industrial base, … it helps our economy,” Norquist explained, adding that the foreign military sales forge closer relationships with key allies.