Accession Number : ADA308635

Title :   U.S. Conventional Arms Control Policy: Purpose and Balance.

Descriptive Note : Research project,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Butler, Howard C. ; Mangold, Sanford D.

PDF Url : ADA308635

Report Date : 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 34

Abstract : The United States is the sole superpower in the world and the world's undisputed leader in arms exports. Today, U.S. Firms dominate more than 70 percent of the international arms sale market, up from 57 percent in 1991. According to the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency's 1993-94 report, world military expenditures and arms transfers, the United States sold 10.3 billion dollars in arms exports worldwide, compared to our closest competitor, which is Great Britain, which racked up 4.3 billion dollars in sales. Ninety percent of the significant ethnic and territorial conflicts in the world in the last two years involve one or more parties which had received some type of U.S. weaponry or military technology in a period leading up to the conflict. America spends billions of tax dollars to finance exports to tyrants while cutting billions from key domestic programs like veterans benefits, social security, and student loans. In 1994 alone, the U.S. taxpayer paid more to subsidize weapons sales than we paid for the Federal elementary and secondary education programs.

Descriptors :   *POLICIES, *UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, *ARMS CONTROL, *FOREIGN MILITARY SALES, WEAPONS, EXPORTS, EDUCATION, SECONDARY, INTERNATIONAL, DOMESTIC, BENEFITS, FINANCE, GREAT BRITAIN, TAXES, SOCIAL SECURITY.

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE