Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Say, Old Chap, Isn't That My Spare Part?

When you're the largest arms supplier in the world, sh*t happens. Like selling vital fighter jet components that end up in the hands of your adversaries.

With that unpleasant likelihood in mind, the Pentagon has suspended sales of spare parts from its recently retired Tomcat F-14 fighter jet fleet pending a comprehensive review.
As in looking into whether buyers for Iran, which still flies the F-14 from the days when Washington and Teheran were buddy buddy, are exploiting gaps in sales security to get their hands on parts in order to keep their fleet in the air.
More here.

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