Arms Sales

Monday, July 17, 2017 - 12:13
This article discusses how campaigners lost a high-profile case calling for UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia to be stopped over humanitarian concerns, as the high court ruled exports could continue.
Monday, July 17, 2017 - 11:13
This article by SAM highlights the fallacies surrounding the defense industry and the global arms trade, including the perception that U.S. defense spending is a major jobs creator. The authors also discuss corruption and the revolving door between the lobbying industry and defense contractors.
Monday, June 19, 2017 - 09:56
The Department of Defense has a major gun control problem. On May 26, Amnesty International published a damning report revealing that the United States failed to track more than $1 billion in arms transfers to Iraqi and Kuwaiti security forces as part of Operation Inherent Resolve. The report, based on a now-declassified 2016 DoD audit obtained via Freedom of Information Act requests, shows that terrible record keeping and loose restrictions potentially let weapons from machine guns to mortar rounds fall into the hands of ISIS.
Monday, June 19, 2017 - 09:40
The Qatar crisis has quickly become one of the Trump administration’s most sensitive dilemmas in the Middle East. Since America’s close Sunni Arab allies—Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE)—took action against Doha earlier this month, the White House has sent the Qataris mixed messages about Washington’s position on the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)’s row. At this juncture, it remains unclear what role the Trump administration will play in Saudi/Emirati efforts to pressure the Qataris into capitulation.
Monday, June 19, 2017 - 09:32
The U.S. Senate narrowly voted 53-47 along largely partisan lines to approve a $510 million sale of precision-guided munitions to Saudi Arabia on Tuesday.
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 11:29

As Congress prepares for a vote today on a proposed sale of U.S. precision-guided munitions to Saudi Arabia for use in Yemen, there are growing concerns about Saudi-funded U.S. lobbying firms pushing faulty information about the Yemen conflict.

Friday, March 10, 2017 - 13:08

The State Department requested Congress to approve over $662 million worth of commercial firearms sales to 36 countries in 2015-2016, including some countries that have come under scrutiny for their potential or alleged misuse of U.S. weapons.

Sunday, March 5, 2017 - 16:58

U.S. arms sales deliveries jumped to more than $25 billion in FY 2015, increasing the total value of U.S. arms deliveries by at least $5 billion over recent years, according to latest data from several U.S. government reports. 

Friday, February 24, 2017 - 12:48
Major arms imports in the Middle East rose by 86 percent between the periods of 2007-2011 and 2012-2016 and by 7.7 percent in Asia and Oceania.
Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 07:41
The recently approved sale of 12 Air Tractor-L3 Technologies AT-802L intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) and light attack turboprops to Kenya is in doubt after it emerged that a US congressman is calling for an investigating into potential irregularities with the USD418 million deal

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