Trump Administration Touts 33% Increase in Foreign arms Sales

This will mean more bloodshed and suffering. But at least the military-industrial-complex will be happy:

US foreign military sales totaled $55.66 billion in 2018, a 33% increase compared to the nearly $42 billion in weapons sold in 2017, the Defense Cooperation Agency announced Wednesday.

It is the highest annual total for military sales to foreign governments since 2012 when the US conducted upwards of $69 billion in arms deals with allies and partners around the world.

The upward trend is due, in part, to the Trump administration’s push to relax restrictions on foreign military sales. Though critics suggest human rights concerns are being relegated in the rush to increase sales.

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