defensive arms

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The US National Security Council is reported to be on the verge of recommending the export of $47 million worth of defensive arms to Ukraine.
He also investigates the connection between two rights guaranteed by the US Constitution: the free exercise of religion (First Amendment) and the right to keep and bear arms (Second Amendment), and argues that in the history of the West, a leading justification for possessing defensive arms has been to protect the exercise of religion.
Under Clinton, this discretion could translate into establishing one or more safe areas in Syria, providing more defensive arms to Ukraine, and taking a tougher line toward North Korea as it continues its nuclear and missile buildup.
At the conference, sharp splits emerged between Germany and prominent American politicians like Senator John McCain over the wisdom of supplying defensive arms to Ukraine.
Earlier, US President Barack Obama said he had not ruled out supplying lethal defensive arms to Ukraine if diplomacy failed to end the crisis.
could for the first time send anti-tank weapons and other defensive arms to Ukraine.
John McCain, the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, insisted in Munich that "we must provide defensive arms to Ukraine.
officials who now favour providing defensive arms and equipment to Ukraine's military, which is struggling to hold back the rebels in eastern Ukraine.
Kopel summarizes: "A necessary corollary to the natural right of self-defense is the right to defensive arms.
Russia's military technical cooperation with Syria is limited to a transfer of defensive arms,", the Media and Press Department at the Russian Foreign Ministry in a statement commenting on news about supplying Syria with Russian Mi-25 attack helicopters.
8 retains all of the attributes that make AR rifles and carbines desirable defensive arms and is uniquely positioned to take its place in the mainstream of 21st century general purpose long arms.
The composition of the latest US arms deal indicates that the Americans are now much more prepared to provide Saudi Arabia and all its partners in the Gulf Cooperation Council-the UAE, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and Bahrain-with offensive weapons rather than the defensive arms that have characterized earlier arms contracts.