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January 22, 2020

Byron Callan quoted in Bloomberg Government

"Raytheon Missile, Lockheed F-16 Jet Top Foreign Military Sales" by Roxana Tiron and Robert Levinson

Byron Callan quoted in Roxana Tiron and Robert Levinson's Bloomberg Government article, "Raytheon Missile, Lockheed F-16 Jet Top Foreign Military Sales."

The article reads:

he focus on military sales is “good for U.S. contractors,” many of whom have seen an increase in international sales as a percentage of of their total sales, said Byron Callan, managing director of Capital Alpha Partners. International sales can also help when “domestic sales growth can slow down,” particularly with national security funding set for fiscal 2020 and 2021.

Nonetheless, the increase in foreign sales “can cut both ways,” Callan said. A case in point was the debate about and congressional opposition to the weapons sale to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates over their involvement in the civil war in Yemen that has resulted in one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises. President Donald Trump vetoed the legislation seeking to block the arms sales.

Full article can be found here: