Rapid Fire 02-20-12: Chinese State-Owned Entreprises
- France and Great Britain had a summit last Friday where they announced they are tightening their defense and nuclear energy cooperation. The two countries plan to establish a Joint Force headquarters and confirmed their joint UAV plans.
- According to The Telegraph the British Ministry of Defence is finally able to balance its books.
- Military helicopter orders from Asian countries could amount to 1,000 units and $10B in the next few years, reckons Bloomberg.
“…the goal of Iran’s presence in the region is two-fold: to develop the capacity and capability to wreak havoc in Latin America – and possibly the U.S. homeland – if the Iranian leadership views this as necessary to the survival of its nuclear program; and, to develop and expand the ability to avoid international sanctions that are increasingly crippling the regime’s economic life.”
- AEI, the Foreign Policy Initiative and the Heritage Foundation gathered with several Republican congressmen last week for a “Defending Defense” event with a subtitle that left nothing to the imagination: “Choosing Decline: The Meaning of Obama’s Defense Guidance and Budget.” Video below: