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A Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II stealth jet fighter on the tarmac at Luke Air Force Base in Arizona. Turkey's purchase of 100 of the advanced aircraft is at risk because the NATO member also intends to buy a Russian anti-aircraft missile defense system. David Welna/NPR hide caption

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Russia is sending a new division of S-400 Triumf surface-to-air missile systems to Crimea, in a new sign of heightened tensions. Here, one of the systems is carried during the Victory Day military parade Russia held in May. Sefa Karacan/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images hide caption

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An F-35 Lightning II in flight. Congress is moving to block delivery of the warplane to Turkey, a NATO ally and member of the nine-nation consortium manufacturing the warplane. U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Julianne Showalter hide caption

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Why Lawmakers Are Trying To Block Delivery Of Fighter Jets To Turkey

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