"Today, we have informed Congress that this legislation and its implementation are deterring Russian defense sales. Since the enactment of the . . . legislation, we estimate that foreign governments have abandoned planned or announced purchases of several billion dollars in Russian defense acquisitions."
Why the hell would we not protect ourselves so other countries can buy weapons from Russia?
Are we supposed to be so dumb that this reasoning is supposed to make us rather continue to be targeted by Russia as the CIA director just announced? Why would we concern ourselves with Russian arm sells than our own sovereignty?