U.S. to offer missile defense to Gulf sheikdoms
First we set the killers lose in the neighborhood and then we offer to sell window grates. Julian E. Barnes writes in the Wall Street Journal:
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Saturday will announce an initiative designed to improve cooperation among Persian Gulf kingdoms and beef up the region's missile defenses.
Mr. Hagel will outline a U.S. plan to sell missile defense equipment, including early-warning sensors, to the Gulf Cooperation Council, an organization of energy-rich Arab kingdoms, according to advance excerpts of his speech.
The new U.S. offer, which Mr. Hagel will unveil in a speech at a security conference here, comes during a trip to reassure allies in the Persian Gulf concerned about the international nuclear deal with Iran and upset over what they see as an American retreat from the region.
Considering one of Obama's first acts as President was to break a US promise to put missile defense against Iran in Poland and the Czech Republic I wonder whether we have much credibility anywhere with a promise of missile defense.