United States weapons export almost triples


This is a video by British comedian Mark Thomas – UK Arms Trade.

From the New York Times in the USA:

With White House Push, U.S. Arms Sales Jump

By ERIC LIPTON

Published: September 13, 2008

WASHINGTON — The Bush administration is pushing through a broad array of foreign weapons deals as it seeks to rearm Iraq and Afghanistan, contain North Korea and Iran, and solidify ties with onetime Russian allies.

From tanks, helicopters and fighter jets to missiles, remotely piloted aircraft and even warships, the Department of Defense has agreed so far this fiscal year to sell or transfer more than $32 billion in weapons and other military equipment to foreign governments, compared with $12 billion in 2005.

The trend, which started in 2006, is most pronounced in the Middle East, but it reaches into northern Africa, Asia, Latin America, Europe and even Canada

Defense Contracts Foretell Military Buildup in Afghanistan: here.

Despite Slump, U.S. Role as Top Arms Supplier Grows: here.

German arms exports more than double: here.

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