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Biden, the National Security State, and Global Arms Sales

William Hartung: Here’s a seldom commented-upon reality of this century and this moment: the United States remains the number-one arms-exporting nation on the planet …. U.S.-supplied weaponry has also fueled conflicts, enabled human-rights violations, helped destabilize not just individual countries but whole regions, and made it significantly easier for repressive regimes to commit war crimes … an all-encompassing belief in Washington that giving away or selling weaponry of every sort to foreign clients is a risk-free way of garnering yet more economic, political, and strategic influence globally … the risks — from fueling conflict and increasing domestic repression elsewhere to drawing the United States into unnecessary wars — far outweigh any possible benefits… [ Visit Website ]