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Analysts Weigh Nigeria-Russia Arms Deal

Nigeria has turned to Russia to buy heavier weapons following a recent strain in relations with the United States. After the U.S. rejected a request for Cobra attack helicopters, Nigeria cancelled a U.S. military training program linked to the fight against Boko Haram militants. Analysts now are weighing the effects of the arms deal with Russia. Jennifer Cooke of the Washington-based Center for Strategic and International Studies follows U.S.-Nigeria relations. “In the broad sense,...

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