Russian President Vladimir Putin has used the S-400 to sow division within NATO, and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been a willing accomplice. Putin now seeks to use the S-400 to create division between the United States and its Saudi and Indian partners. The United States responded to Ankara’s decision on the S-400 by removing Turkey from the F-35 program and imposing sanctions.

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U.S. Security Partners and Putin’s S-400

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Gulf States India Indo-Pacific Military and Political Power Turkey U.S. Defense Policy and Strategy