Lawmakers Causing Export Delays ...

 
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* Congressional oversight--while important--is causing some delays in the arms export process and some legislative relief could be useful, said Undersecretary of Defense for Policy John Rood.

"For right and good reasons, ... the [congressional] committees of oversight wish to be involved in looking at the arms export process," he said recently. "However, a number of informal processes have developed that have ended up imposing rather long delays and making us unpredictable to our allies."

These delays have ended...

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