Countries that violate the company’s corruption or democratic standards, including the United States, also are on its banned list.
They never disclose conflicts of interests.
The Massive Ordnance Air Blast—or MOAB—weapon was developed during the Iraq War but previously wasn't used in combat. It's the largest non-nuclear bomb in the U.S. arsenal.
When it comes to building and exporting murderous weaponry, not even Vladimir Putin’s Russia comes close to the United States.
As other nations tighten budgets for weapons amid domestic financial concerns, the U.S. managed to sell $40 billion worth of arms in one year.
Journalist Andrew Cockburn has written extensively on the slaughter of Yemeni people at the hands of the Saudis. In a recent interview on “Democracy Now!”, he argues that this is a “very cruel war that we are helping to wage.”
As the media and politicians work to cast Russia as a great threat to Americans, the arms industry is pressuring NATO member states to spend at least 2 percent of their gross domestic products on weapons and defense systems.
Why do major U.S. exports like Hollywood movies and Midwestern grain garner regular media coverage, while trends in weapons exports remain in relative obscurity?
The apologists for the weapons industry demonstrate their intellectual bankruptcy by regularly contradicting themselves with a straight face.