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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
America: World's Leading Merchant of Death
by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)
The Center for International Policy's (CIP) Security Assistance Monitor (SAM) follows US foreign security aid and arms sales.
CIP "promotes cooperation, transparency, and accountability in US global relations."
In a report titled "Trump Administration Makes Over $80 Billion in Major Arms Deals in First Year: Major Changes in Types of Weapons and Recipient Countries Compared to Obama
Puts US Manufacturing Jobs and Human Rights at Risk," it documented the following:
Trump administration 2017 arms sales totaled $82.2 billion – compared to $76.5 billion in 2016, less than record $102 billion total in 2010.
Top recipient countries last year include Saudi Arabia,
Poland, Japan, Canada, Romania, Bahrain, Australia, Britain, UAE, Greece and Singapore.
Other significant foreign buyers included Iraq, New Zea
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