Final defense bill looks to block F-35s to Turkey, going against Mattis

Source:The Hill Date:24Jul2018

This is significant for two reasons. First it means, Congress defies the pleas of Sec’t of Defence Mattis. Secondly, it is the first of several such proposals on the docket.


The Pentagon would be required to submit a report to lawmakers on the “overall strategic relationship with Turkey,” all foreign weapons sales to Ankara and Turkey’s intended purchase of the Russian-made S-400 long-range air-defense system, House Armed Services Committee senior aides told reporters Monday.