Arming the World for Peace?
|The Obama administration has just taken action to seriously loosen restrictions on the sale of weapons abroad.
Already, the United States dominates world weapons sales, accounting for 78% of such sales in 2011. Russia is in second place with 5.6%.
Tell the White House and Congress to end foreign weapons sales, not expand them:
Congressional Research Service: Conventional Arms Transfers, 2004-2011
Stars and Stripes: In Big Win for War Industry, Obama Rolls Back Limits on Arms
William Hartung: The Economic Illogic of the Obama Administration's Reforms
Democracy Now: U.S. Eases Rules on Exporting Military Technology
Democracy Now: U.S. Weapons and Arms Parts Continued to Flow to Egypt