US military operations overseas lead resurgence of global arms sales | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


US military operations overseas lead resurgence of global arms sales

The research revealed last year marked the end of five consecutive years of decline with a 1.9 percent rise in the sale of arms globally. The number represents an increase of 38 percent since 2002. The SIPRI report covers the top 100 companies manufacturing weapons and offering military services.

The growth in arms sales was expected and is driven by the implementation of new national major weapons programs, ongoing military operations in several countries and persistent regional tensions that are leading to increased demand for weapons,” the report states.

US arms manufacturers were ranked number one on the list>>>

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