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Arms Exports

The United States Is Number 1 -- But in What?

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 12.13.2014 | Politics
Lawrence Wittner

American politicians are fond of telling their audiences that the United States is the greatest country in the world. Is there any evidence for this claim?

Guys With Guns

John Feffer | Posted 08.19.2014 | World
John Feffer

We've had wars on drugs, on poverty, on cancer. We've had so many such wars that even our metaphors are now locked and loaded. Meanwhile, the guys with guns continue to wage their very real wars at home and abroad. Before we retire "war as metaphor," however, we should wage one last conflict: a war on guns.

Exporting Things That Go Boom in the Night

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 12.20.2013 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

No one should be surprised that, even with the government officially shut down, the Obama administration didn't turn off the lights in the offices where arms deals are a major focus of attention.

Journey From the Killing Fields: An Arms Trade Treaty at Last

Frank Jannuzi | Posted 11.30.2013 | World
Frank Jannuzi

Last week's carnage in Nairobi underscores the importance of curtailing the flow of guns into the hands of governments like that of Syria or groups like the Somali-based Al-Shabab who use conventional arms to commit atrocities.

Germany's Arms Sales and the Middle East

Daniel Wagner | Posted 10.23.2013 | World
Daniel Wagner

It is no secret that the German military equipment being purchased by Saudi Arabia will most likely be used to crack down on anti-government demonstrations inside Bahrain, and/or the Shia-majority region of eastern Saudi Arabia.

You'll Never Guess Who Blocked The UN Arms Treaty

Reuters | Posted 05.28.2013 | World

By Louis Charbonneau UNITED NATIONS, March 28 (Reuters) - Iran, Syria and North Korea on Friday prevented the adoption of ...

Take This Job and... Transform It

John Feffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John Feffer

If we don't transform military jobs into green manufacturing jobs, the US won't simply lose its ranking in the global economy. We will be dragged down by a self-defeating policy: peddling weapons that perpetuate the itch they are meant to scratch.

Arming the Saudis

Stephen Zunes | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Stephen Zunes

The Pentagon has announced a $60 billion arms package to the repressive family dictatorship in Saudi Arabia, the largest arms sale of its kind in history.

Obama Administration Pushing To Expand U.S. Arms Exports By Gutting Approval Process

McClatchy | Maggie Bridgeman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The United States is currently the world biggest weapons supplier — holding 30 per cent of the market — but the Obama administrati...