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Saudi Arabia announces 20% defence budget increase

Discussion in 'Arab Defence Forum' started by Arabian Legend, Aug 28, 2014.

  1. bhangi bava

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    no numbnuts bhangi is a name of my native village & bava is what my friend calls me & why ur username is pak sher last time i check lion were extinct in Pakistan lol
     
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    Pakistan has both snow leopards and mountain lions. And in my village we eat vegetarians for dinner at night.
     
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    you mean like a federation? we would become a superpower in no time lol, but i think something like the European Union would be more effective for the region.
     
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    Things needs sometime to work on finely. At least for now.
     
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    That is a very good news if the increase of the budget are to benefit KSA, but as in the past those increases served only to upgrade and renew the American army arm stocks that they have in Saudi Arabia.
    With a $90B, KSA has to put every able Saudi under arm. Simply laughable.
     
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    KSA is already a regional power in the ME/West Asia. GCC is already the most powerful union too in that part of the world. GCC turning into 1 formal country and potentially including both nearby Yemen and Jordan into that body would IMO not change much.

    Superpower? I highly doubt this. If the Arab world united into 1 formal country then it would indeed become a superpower on a international level.

    Anyway we are a bit off topic here.

    You sir, got it spot on.
     
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    Does Saudi's defence budget include R&D expense ?
     
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    Yes, the military owns and subsidies a number of companies and government organizations that are R&D centric.