4,000 US Hellfire missiles ready for deployment to Iraq

by The Daily Lede


Lawmakers were informed by the State Department that the Obama administration wants to sell over 4,000 additional Hellfire missiles to Iraq to aid in it’s fight against Islamic extremists.

According to people who wish to remain anonymous ahead of a public notification, members of the Senate and House foreign relations committees were informed of the intended sale last week, and an informal review of the deal is currently being conducted. The review could last upwards of 40 days.

Congress would have 30 days to block the sale following submission of formal notice by the Pentagon’s Defense Security Cooperation Agency.