POMED’s Cole Bockenfeld Discusses Saudi Arms Sales on NPR’s Here & Now

President Trump sets out Friday for Saudi Arabia on his first trip abroad since taking office. Ahead of the president’s departure, his administration hoped to finalize a weapons sale to the Saudis totaling more than $100 billion.¬†

If agreed to, the deal would be a boon for U.S. defense contractors. But critics say it also further entangles the U.S. with the war in Yemen.

Here & Now’s Peter O’Dowd takes a closer look at the arms deal with¬†Cole Bockenfeld, deputy director for policy at the Project on Middle East Democracy on May 19, 2017.