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Biden’s Pledge to Rein In Arms Deals Is Already Eroding

Backed by the weapons industry, Trump secured massive arms sales with Israel and elsewhere in the Middle East.

Will Biden be different?

  • William D. Hartung
  • The Nation

When it comes to trade in the tools of death and destruction, no one tops the United States of America.

In April of this year, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute published its annual analysis of trends in global arms sales and the winner—as always—was the US of A.

Between 2016 and 2020, this country accounted for 37 percent of total international weapons deliveries, nearly twice the level of its closest rival, Russia, and more than six times that of Washington’s threat du jour…

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