Biden is half right on Eastern Mediterranean arms sales

The Biden administration reportedly will ask Congress to approve a $20 billion sale of F-16s to Turkey , coupled with a separate sale of F-35 fighters to Greece . The White House is half right: Greece should receive the next generation joint strike fighter, but Turkey still does not deserve new F-16s .

President Joe Biden entered office promising neither to appease President Recep Tayyip Erdogan nor to mollify his temper tantrums. Whereas President Barack Obama called Erdogan one of his most trusted friends and President Donald Trump said he was a “big fan” of the Turkish strongman, Biden waited more than three months to call his Turkish counterpart.

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