The United States has taken several escalatory steps in recent months to suspend delivery of F-35 fighter jets to Turkey, currently scheduled for November 2019. On Feb. 15, the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2019 (§ 7046) restricted funding for the delivery of F-35s to Turkey absent a report on Turkey’s pending purchase of Russian S-400 missiles, due by November 2019.
Jarod Taylor is a second-year master's degree student at Yale University Jackson Institute for Global Affairs and General Wayne A. Downing Scholar at the Combating Terrorism Center at West Point. He holds a bachelor's degree in History from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and is also a U.S. Army Infantry Officer with experience in Afghanistan, Haiti, Iraq, and Turkey. The views expressed here are his own and do not reflect those of the Department of Defense, the U.S. Army or any other agency of the United States Government.
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