Congress will work to ensure that Israel maintains its qualitative military advantage in the Middle East following United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) stated intention to purchase F-35 fighter jets from the United States, US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said in a statement on Tuesday.

“As we learn more about the full details of both agreements, questions remain – specifically, regarding the commitment that the UAE has received from the Trump administration to purchase American-made F-35 aircraft. The US Congress, on a bipartisan basis, will be watching and monitoring to ensure that Israel can maintain its qualitative military edge in the region,” Pelosi said.

Earlier on Tuesday, US President Donald Trump said that he has “no problem” with selling F-35 fifth generation jets to the UAE, which is set to sign a peace deal with Israel later in the day.

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Daeshbags Sux
Daeshbags Sux
2020-09-15 20:49

The only way to retain edge is by calling Dassault back in. F-35 is not an air superiority asset, it’s a strike aircraft which, according to DoD, needs to be protected by F-22, Typhoon or Rafale. Considering how Typhoon was deplorable in drills against Indian Su-30MKI, I wouldn’t go for it.