The Pentagon's Arguments for Runaway Arms Trading are Indefensible

Posted on Nov 17 2014 - 1:53am by admin

The Pentagon's Arguments for Runaway Arms Trading are Indefensible

And countries like Russia and Iran that have supplied weapons to the Assad regime in Syria have even worse records of enabling repression. But in far too many situations, U.S. arms supplies have made matters worse by strengthening repressive regimes …
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Effect in doubt over US arms airdrops to Kurdish fighters in Syria

DAMASCUS, Oct. 22 (Xinhua) — A Syrian legislator has downplayed the U.S. weapons airdrops to the Kurdish fighters battling the Islamic State (IS) militants in the northern Syrian city of Ayn al-Arab, noting that such aerial aid could temporarily help …
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US defense shares up as arms makers boost profit, margins

Raytheon Co (RTN.N), the other major U.S. weapons maker, is due to report results on Thursday. Scott Thompson of PriceWaterhouseCoopers said rising tension and violence were seen as increasingly likely to trigger moves by U.S. lawmakers to ease, if not …
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