The impasse reflects the tensions over advancing technologies for systems capable of autonomously identifying and attacking targets.
Four more countries complete elimination, as states-parties increase to 104.
A special focus was placed on weapons diversion.
Arms Flow Despite Yemen Deaths
Technologies now in development could endow machines with the capacity to search for, identify, and kill humans on the battlefield or to hunt for and destroy an adversary’s nuclear deterrent systems, possibly igniting a nuclear exchange.
Critics seek to thwart the Trump administration’s arms policies over issues such as U.S. weapons that are killing civilians in Yemen.
Small Arms Review Conference Sets Plan
Critics of the Open Skies Treaty seek to block the Pentagon’s request for funding to modernize U.S. reconnaissance aircraft and sensors.
If the Trump administration is serious about changing U.S. arms sales policies, it should add much greater transparency into the arms transfer and monitoring process.
Trump administration emphasizes economic benefits of U.S. weapons sales abroad.