How the Pentagon Became the World’s Weapons Superstore

WIB politics September 2, 2016 0

America’s newest export — the F-35. Dutch Defense Ministry photo Podcast — America makes a ton of cash selling weapons by MATTHEW GAULT The United States is far and away the...
America’s newest export — the F-35. Dutch Defense Ministry photo

Podcast — America makes a ton of cash selling weapons

by MATTHEW GAULT

The United States is far and away the world’s largest arms merchant. Other weapons manufacturers and countries don’t come close. But who decides what gets sold and to whom? And how closely does anyone follow the rules?

This week on War College we sit down with arms industry expert William D. Hartung to look at the upsides and downsides of America’s colossal arms markets.