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United States Says 100 Patton Tanks Being Shipped to Jordan

April 1, 1968
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The United States is shipping 100 Patton tanks and other weapons to Jordan to make up losses, United States officials said today. Action is being taken to implement the new arms deal signed last Thursday in Amman.

Included in the transaction are between 16 to 18 supersonic Starfighter jets. Pilots are completing training in Texas. Officials indicated that the Israel Government had been informed of the transaction and agreed that it was necessary to bolster the Hussein regime to prevent introduction of Soviet arms.

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