A World of Weapons

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The United States is the largest exporter of weapons worldwide—as well as the world’s prime target for illegal arms deals. The Justice Department is battling 108 countries — including Iran and China — with full-fledged procurement networks on the black-market. At the same time, sanctions are being dropped to recruit new allies in the war on terror, and the US arms industry wants in on new legal action. Should regulations be relaxed so they can compete with foreign suppliers?  Is increased violence inevitable for years to come? We hear how the illegal arms trade works and about the National Counter-Proliferation Initiative, which is designed to combat it.

Credits

Guests:
Douglas Farah - IBI Consultants, Dean Boyd - Spokesman, Justice Department's National Security Division, Rachel Stohl - Senior Analyst, Center for Defense Information, John Douglas - President and CEO, Aerospace Industries Association

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Christian Bordal, Katie Cooper, Karen Radziner