Defense News quotes Vice President, Arnold Kanter Chair, and Brent Scowcroft Center Director Barry Pavel on pushback from the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee following international and domestic complaints on the slow and time consuming foreign military sales system: 

Many of the concerns over the FMS process were echoed Dec. 8 at an event held at the Atlantic Council, with Barry Pavel, former special assistant to the president and senior director for defense policy and strategy on the National Security Council staff, sounding the alarm. “It’s a really, really difficult process,” Pavel said of the FMS system. “It’s extremely difficult, time consuming, very long, very frustrating, multiple approvals.”

Those partner nations that are now in conflict, in particular countries like the UAE or Saudi Arabia, which are very active in Yemen, will start to look elsewhere because “you’re in active operations and you need that equipment.

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