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Obama Admin Helps Undermine U.N. Arms Treaty Talks While Touting Record-High Weapons Sales Abroad | DemocracyNow!

Arms control advocates are blaming the Obama administration and Russia for last week’s failed U.N. negotiations over the first-ever global agreement regulating the $60 billion arms trade. The United States — the world’s largest manufacturer — had demanded a number of exemptions and ultimately said it needed more time to review the proposals. As the talks collapsed, a top State ...

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America’s Addiction to Arms Sales Needs to be Broken | The Progressive

As if we needed further proof, fresh evidence has arrived that America is addicted to peddling arms abroad. “The United States is set to far surpass previous records for defense sales this year, according to U.S. officials,” reports the Inter Press Service. “The U.S., long the world’s largest weapons exporter, has already seen more than $50 billion in government-to-government military ...

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