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Arms races and sales and Sunday reading…

From Reuters comes this piece on arms spending: Demand for big-ticket U.S. weapons is expected to stay strong for at least the next few years, the trade group said in a 2012 year-end review and forecast released in December.Fears resulting from China’s growing military spending (bolding mine…the US has about 4.8% spending to GDP ratio) […]

What is Bahrain?

Nick Turse at Tom Dispatch reminds us amid the election flurry… Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was unequivocal in her condemnation. “We have confronted the Russians about stopping their continued arms shipments to Syria,” she said in remarks earlier this year. “They have, from time to time, said that we shouldn’t worry; everything they’re shipping […]