U.S. Offers Arms To GCC As Block
WASHINGTON [MENL] -- The United States has drafted plans to sell weapons to
the Gulf Cooperation Council's regional force.
Officials said the Defense Department has offered to fulfill the
requirements of the GCC's Peninsula Shield, meant to protect the six Gulf
Arab states from external threats. They said the Pentagon envisioned block
sales of major platforms, particularly in the area of ballistic missile
defense and counter-insurgency.