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Arms Trade: A "Booming" Business

Frida Berrigan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Frida Berrigan

For 2010, total military spending is $680 billion, an increase of 3.9 percent, or $26 billion, over 2009. This is not the end of business as usual at the Pentagon.

UN Starts World's First Arms Trade Treaty: Will It Work?

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Evelyn Leopold

The aim is to set standards for the global $55 billion export business in guns, tanks, attack helicopters, jet fighters, missiles and other conventional weapons.

On the Rise: A Call to ARMS

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

"I've been sort of kicking myself for not writing Grizzly Bear's 'Two Weeks. Too perfect," Golstein said. "I'm going to cover it just so I can make myself feel a little better."

Are Russia's Arms Deals to Venezuela Destablizing Central America?

Robert Amsterdam | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Amsterdam

The grotesque level of corruption in both Russia and Venezuela should stimulate the discussion as to whether their predatory natures constitute not only an international crime, but also a breach of fundamental human rights.

Foreign Aid, Arms Shipped By Same Firms: Report

Inter Press Service | Thalif Deen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

UNITED NATIONS, May 12 (IPS) - The military conflicts raging across Africa, Asia and Latin America have been significantly influenced by the heavy ...

Bangladesh Arms Cache Raises 'Concern' In UK

BBC | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The British body responsible for overseeing charities says that it is "seriously concerned" over alleged UK links to an arms haul in Bangladesh....

Obama and Israel's Military: Still Arm-in-Arm

Stephen Zunes | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Stephen Zunes

It's profoundly disappointing that there has been so little public opposition to Obama's dismissal of Amnesty International's calls to suspend aid to Israel.

Monzer al-Kassar Sentenced To 30 Years For Masterminding Arms Deals

BBC | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A Syrian-born arms dealer has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for conspiring to sell millions of dollars of weapons to Colombian rebels. ...

A Recipe For Corporate Success in Tough Times?

Nick Turse | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nick Turse

Is it possible that one of the Pentagon's contractors has a tripartite business model for our tough economic times: one division that specializes in crock-pots, another in adult diapers, and a third in medium caliber tactical ammunition?

The Second Amendment: An Irrelevant Relic

Joe Lauria | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Lauria

The United States today has the largest standing armed forces ever assembled. The militias are now called the standing National Guard.