The State Department has approved a possible sale of precision-guided munitions to NATO, and in turn nations in the US-led coalition fighting ISIS, to increase the arms available in the fight. The total sale, pending Congressional approval, would be $231 million for thousands of guidance kits, computer controls, fuzes, and other related equipment for Joint Direct Attack Munitions, Paveway II bombs, GBU-12s, and GBU-49s, according to a Defense Security Cooperation Agency release. The munitions and equipment would retransfer to Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Greece, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, and Spain, according to DSCA. While the Air Force has been running short of munitions, it is providing them to allies to help address their shortfalls as well, Lt. Gen. John Raymond, the deputy chief of staff for operations, said earlier this year.
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President-elect Joe Biden’s administration will have just 16 days after Inauguration Day in January to strike a deal with Russia to extend the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty. If they fail to agree, the last remaining pact limiting the two countries' nuclear arsenals will expire. Rose Gottemoeller, who previously served…