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Despite US Threats, Another Ally Mulls Russia’s S-400
Another US ally — and host of a critical Middle Eastern air base — is considering buying a high-tech Russian missile system.
- By Paul McLeary
- Breaking Defense
What can Washington do about it?
WASHINGTON The Trump administration’s promise last year to slap sanctions on countries who buy Russian military equipment appears to have done little to deter key allies.
For months, American allies from India to Saudi Arania to Turkey have weighed absorbing the promised economic hit, while a new entrant has recently entered the fray.
Qatar, the tiny Gulf monarchy who hosts the…