Why Is the U.S. Selling Billions in Weapons to Autocrats?Quicklink submitted by Sheila Samples Permalink
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|The export of American arms to countries around the world -- even those actively repressing their own citizens -- is booming. The commercial arms sales reviewed by the State Department reached $44.28 billion in fiscal year 2011, a $10 billion sales increase since 2010. Next year should see another increase of 70 percent, the department says.|
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