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America Is Number One…At Selling Military Weapons

Congratulations America you’re number one…at weapons sales. Who is America selling all these weapons to? Cenk Uygur host of The Young Turks breaks down American arms dealing. Tell us what you think in the comment section below. http://www.tytnetwork.com/go

Read more here: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/26/us/politics/united-states-global-weapons-sales.html

“WASHINGTON — The United States again ranked first in global weapons sales last year, signing deals for about $40 billion, or half of all agreements in the worldwide arms bazaar, and far ahead of France, the No. 2 weapons dealer with $15 billion in sales, according to a new congressional study.

Developing nations continued to be the largest buyers of arms in 2015, with Qatar signing deals for more than $17 billion in weapons last year, followed by Egypt, which agreed to buy almost $12 billion in arms, and Saudi Arabia, with over $8 billion in weapons purchases.

Although global tensions and terrorist threats have shown few signs of diminishing, the total size of the global arms trade dropped to around $80 billion in 2015 from the 2014 total of $89 billion, the study found. Developing nations bought $65 billion in weapons in 2015, substantially lower than the previous year’s total of $79 billion.

The United States and France increased their overseas weapons sales in 2015, as purchases of American weapons grew by around $4 billion and France’s deals increased by well over $9 billion.”*

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