United States weapons exports increase enormously


This music video from the USA is Bob Dylan’s Masters of War.

From the New York Times in the USA:

U.S. Foreign Arms Deals Increased Nearly $10 Billion in 2014

By NICHOLAS FANDOS

DEC. 25, 2015

WASHINGTON — Foreign arms sales by the United States jumped by almost $10 billion in 2014, about 35 percent, even as the global weapons market remained flat and competition among suppliers increased, a new congressional study has found.

American weapons receipts rose to $36.2 billion in 2014 from $26.7 billion the year before, bolstered by multibillion-dollar agreements with Qatar, Saudi Arabia and South Korea. Those deals and others ensured that the United States remained the single largest provider of arms around the world last year, controlling just over 50 percent of the market. …

South Korea, a key American ally, was the world’s top weapons buyer in 2014, completing $7.8 billion in contracts. …

The report to Congress found that total global arms sales rose slightly in 2014 to $71.8 billion, from $70.1 billion in 2013. …

Despite the competition, the report concluded that, given its positioning, the United States was likely to remain the dominant supplier of arms to developing nations in coming years. …

As in previous years, the vast majority of arms were supplied by large, established countries to developing ones, which made $61.8 billion in total purchases in 2014.

12 thoughts on “United States weapons exports increase enormously

  1. Many would hope America collapses as a world power as a result of the great power creating weapons of destruction that not only creates pollution and environmental destruction also death and maiming of millions? although I am sure NY City and many people in USA are nice people? they are all albeit part of a murderous regime? recently on Australian TV a documentary on Laos 7 8 9 year old’s boys hunt tarantulas and contribute to the poor economy? the affluence of a nation who could drop 270 million bombs on Laos a economy that is impoverished and 50 years later has never recovered? when we see what one of richest nations can do to a poor nation as such, has man kind lost its way? or is insanity all part of the becoming of being rich?

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