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F-16s Not Handguns?  
User currently offlineB777-200ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (13 years 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 567 times:

Why should the US offer to sell Indonesia F-16s if it refused to sell handguns?

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User currently offlineJetService From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4798 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (13 years 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 551 times:

F-16s are harder to conceal.


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User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13192 posts, RR: 77
Reply 2, posted (13 years 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 536 times:

The original embargo was really an embarrased reponse to the realisation that the brutal Sukhano regime was beyond the pale.
This regime had been installed in the mid-60's by the US and other western powers, and during the cold war our eyes were averted, he was anti-communist after all.
With the new democratic govt. hopefully now settled in, and worries about potential Chinese expansion in the region, the embargo has been reversed.
Are these F-16's ones built for Pakistan, embargoed because of their nuclear programme, then offered to New Zealand only for that contract to be recently terminated?
Indoniesia already has a small force of F-16's, which must be suffering from spares and attrition problems by now.


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