King Abdullah’s Illness and the Saudi Succession

On October 20, 2010, the U.S. State Department notified Congress of its intention to make the biggest arms sale in American history – an estimated $60.5 billion purchase by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The package represents a considerable improvement in the offensive capability of the Saudi armed forces.

Full Text: “King Abdullah’s Illness and the Saudi Succession,” Jerusalem Issue Briefs, Vol. 10, No. 11. December 8, 2010.

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