The Cost of the U.S. Arms Trade
The global arms trade is big business and the United States accounts for more than 40 percent of the world’s weapons exports. Aside from the profit motivation, selling arms abroad can be an effective foreign policy tool, allowing the United States to exert influence over conflict and security worldwide without having to put boots on the ground. But are the risks worth the reward?
Christa N. Almonte (U.S. Navy Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations)
William D. Hartung (Director, Arms and Security Program, Center for International Policy)
Rachel Stohl (Vice President of Research Programs, Stimson Center)
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