|Quoting KC135TopBoom (Reply 1):|
This will need to be run by the Congress, but I can see it getting approved for the UAE.
For the nth time, arms sales notifications are not "approved" by Congress so much as they go through , usually without even any discussion on the floor, unless they are specifically vetoed, which you can count on your fingers the number of times thats happened in the last few decades.
general, the executive branch, after complying with the terms of applicable U.S. law,
principally contained in the Arms Export Control Act (AECA), is free to proceed
with an arms sales proposal unless Congress passes legislation prohibiting or
modifying the proposed sale. Under current law Congress must overcome two
fundamental obstacles to block or modify a Presidential sale of military equipment:
it must pass legislation expressing its will on the sale, and it must be capable of
overriding a presumptive Presidential veto of such legislation. Congress, however,
is free to pass legislation to block or modify an arms sale at any time up to the point
of delivery of the items involved."[Edited 2010-11-09 17:50:55]
[Edited 2010-11-09 17:51:48]