Pentagon’s New Year’s resolution? Speed up arms sales

In the first year of Donald Trump's presidential administration, the United States has been busy selling weapons to the rest of the world -- "busier than ever" as one official put it over the summer, although while America reportedly surpassed its fiscal 2016 tally by several billion dollars in exporting nearly $42 billion of arms … Continue reading Pentagon’s New Year’s resolution? Speed up arms sales

U.S. arms sales ‘busier than ever,’ oversight of military ‘a joke’

It is no secret that the United States spends lavishly on its military, far more than any other country in the world. The reason U.S. politicians often give for this is that America faces unparalleled threats, largely from rogue non-state terrorist groups waging unconventional, asymmetric warfare against it. Yet while such groups, almost by definition, … Continue reading U.S. arms sales ‘busier than ever,’ oversight of military ‘a joke’