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Global Arms Trade

The Pentagon's Arguments for Runaway Arms Trading Are Indefensible

William Hartung | Posted 01.04.2015 | Politics
William Hartung

The next time the Pentagon congratulates itself on another "good year" for arms transfers, Congress, the public, and the press should take a closer look at how those arms are being used. Being the world's leading arms trading nation is nothing to brag about.

'Inclusive Growth' is Doublespeak. Here Are Three Ways to Really Achieve It

Chandran Nair | Posted 07.08.2014 | World
Chandran Nair

For anyone who cares to look, it will be obvious that the current Western model of economic growth, which has been adopted the world over, depends in no small part on excluding the majority in order to create wealth for a few. This has been the case since the colonial era. The same exclusion that was once practiced by the East India Company is now practiced on Wall Street and its excesses are accepted as part of the system by far too many governments. Developed world politicians, however, are all too happy to "include" others in the world economy by outsourcing them cheap and dirty jobs or polluting industries.

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.

U.S. To Sell $10.8 Billion In Missiles To Gulf Allies

Agence France Presse | | Posted 12.17.2013 | World

The Pentagon said Thursday it plans to sell Washington's Gulf allies Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates $10.8 billion worth of missiles and mun...

10 Reasons Why America Does Not Need to Go to War Over Syria

John W. Whitehead | Posted 11.04.2013 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

For once, I would love to hear a government official reject a call to war because it is immoral; because we have greater needs here at home that require our attention and our funds; because we're already $1 trillion poorer due to these endless, mindless wars.

The Cold War Redux?

Michael T. Klare | Posted 07.30.2013 | World
Michael T. Klare

Did Washington just give Israel the green light for a future attack on Iran via an arms deal? Did Russia just signal its further support for Bashar al-Assad's Syrian regime via an arms deal?

UN Adopts Landmark Arms Treaty

AP | EDITH M. LEDERER | Posted 06.02.2013 | World

UNITED NATIONS -- The U.N. General Assembly overwhelmingly approved the first international treaty regulating the multibillion-dollar global arms trad...

LOOK: Google Tool Visualizes Explosion In Global Arms Trade

Posted 08.29.2012 | Technology

Google recently launched a project to map out the flow of small arms, light weapons and ammunition transfers in and out of countries around the world....