WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States accounted for more than two-thirds of foreign weapons sales in 2008, a year in which global sales were at a three-year low, The New York Times reported on Sunday.You know, while we're at it, I can't help thinking that, if we as a nation really applied ourselves, we might become dominant in the world market for prostitution, too. U - S - A! ... U - S - A! ... U - S - A!
Citing a congressional study released on Friday, the Times said the United States was involved in 68.4 percent of the global sales of arms.
U.S. weapons sales jumped nearly 50 percent in 2008 despite the global economic recession to $37.8 billion from $25.4 billion the year before.
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The United States also led in arms sales to the developing world, signing 70.1 percent of these weapons agreements at a value of $29.6 billion in 2008, the report said.
Monday, September 07, 2009
We Still Make Something
It appears that there's still one export market in which the peace-loving USA is very competitive: