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State Dept OKs Potential $10B Sale of Lockheed-Made F-35s to UAE

F-35 Lightning II

The State Department informed Congress it approved the United Arab Emirates’ request to buy 50 Lockheed Martin-built (NYSE: LMT) F-35 fighter jets under a potential $10B deal, Reuters reported Friday. The potential foreign military sales deal will move to an informal review by the House Foreign Affairs and Senate Foreign Relations committees.

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Mark Esper Named Acting Defense Secretary

President Donald Trump has selected Mark Esper, secretary of the U.S. Army and a 2019 Wash100 winner, to take over leadership of the Department of Defense on an acting basis. Trump announced Esper’s appointment in a tweet posted Tuesday after Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan resigned and withdrew from consideration for the top DoD job to focus on his family.

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