The U.S. Arms Trade
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This paper explores the Unites States' involvement in the arms trade worldwide and focuses on arm sales during the Clinton administration. The paper reveals that arms business is a big manufacturing job-base in the United States and the arms industry has tremendous lobbying strategies in Washington. The paper examines America's long history in arms sales worldwide, including Greece, Turkey, Iran, Colombia and El Salvador.
From the Paper:"In 1993, the U.S. was the largest exporter in the arms trade at $10.5 billion, followed by Russia at $4.5 billion. These numbers reflect a decrease in exports from 1989 when the U.S. exported more than $11 billion and the U.S. S.R exported $14.5 billion (Encarta Ency).
"In 1990 Bill Clinton promised to review the U.S. arms sales policy and take it up with major arms sellers of the world, with hopes to reduce the proliferation of weapons for the long term. Countries were, however, clamoring for the high-tech weapons the U.S. makes and the Gulf War had just ended. When Clinton was elected, he took advantage of the opportunity and rather than insert human-rights concerns into the arms-sales equation, as President Carter did, Clinton aggressively continued the sales policies of President Bush who was big on selling U.S. arms."
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