More military spending, arms production, arms trade

9 June 2008.

This film by Robert Greenwald from the USA is called Iraq For Sale.

From the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute:

As shown in the new edition of the SIPRI Yearbook:

Military spending, arms production and international arms transfers are all on the rise:

world military spending totalled $1339 billion in 2007, a real-terms increase of 6% since 2006;

 arms sales by the 100 largest arms-producing companies in 2006 increased by 8% in nominal
terms over 2005;

international transfers of major conventional weapons were 7% higher over the period 2003–2007 than in 2002–2006.

Iraq war profiteering: here.

US Congress passes $633 billion military spending bill: here.

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