Qatar, the Pentagon and submarines

US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper is said to have informed Qatari Minister of State for Defense Affairs Khaled Al-Attiyah that the Pentagon does not deem it necessary for the Qatari Navy to acquire submarines.

This comes amid reports earlier last month that Qatar was preparing to buy submarines.

What’s behind the Pentagon’s position?

Tactical Report answers this question and more in the following 300-word report.

[Partly reproduced in TR Defense Weekly Issue No 27/10 – March 6, 2020]

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