Record Sales of US Weapons Abroad: Arms control advocates are blaming the Obama administration and Russia for last week's failed U.N. negotiations over the first-ever global agreement regulating the $60 billion arms trade. The United States -- the world's largest manufacturer -- had demanded a number of exemptions and ultimately said it needed more time to review the proposals. As the talks collapsed, a top State Department official openly bragged that U.S. government efforts have helped boost foreign military sales to record levels this year. We're joined by William Hartung, director of the Arms and Security Project at the Center for International Policy and author of "Prophets of War: Lockheed Martin and the Making of the Military-Industrial Complex."
Published on Aug 2, 2012 by democracynow