US quickly sets another record on “defense” sales

U.S. Sets Another Record on Defence Sales, Already
By Carey L. Biron

WASHINGTON, Jun 15 2012 (IPS) – The United States is set to far surpass previous records for defence sales this year, according to U.S. officials.

“Despite the global economic strain, demand for U.S. defence products and services is stronger than ever,” Andrew J. Shapiro, an assistant secretary in the U.S. State Department, said on Thursday.

He confirmed that the U.S., long the world’s largest weapons exporter, has already seen more than 50 billion dollars in government-to-government military sales this fiscal year.

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