Since 2002, the United States has sold more than $197 billion worth of major conventional weapons and related military support to 167 countries. That’s a significant chunk of our total exports.
In fact, U.S. exports account for 33% of the global military arms trade, and from 2002 to 2016, the United States sold almost $200 BILLION dollars of weapons to 167 countries around the world, with most sold to the most fragile, least free, and plagued by conflict: Iraq, Libya, Yemen, Sudan, and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
But do you know where they’re ALL going? Turns out keeping an eye on all this weaponry is no easy task and our own materiel is being turned on us and our allies – or innocent people.
Some say U.S. arms sales policy is out of control. What do you think? And remember arms that go missing could turn up here and be used against us.