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– Hans Blix,
former IAEA Director-General

U.S. Arms Policy & Sales
  • May 31, 2012

    The Department of State last month announced plans to deliver military equipment and services to Bahrain despite ongoing allegations of human rights abuses by the Persian Gulf state’s government.

  • May 2, 2012

    International arms dealer Viktor Bout was sentenced last month to 25 years in prison for crimes related to arms trafficking.

  • March 2, 2012

    Twenty-four members of Congress, including Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Rep. Jim McGovern (D-Mass.), have criticized a planned arms transfer to Bahrain, citing human rights concerns. 

  • November 2, 2011

    The Department of State has tied a $53 million arms sale to Bahrain to the outcome of the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry’s (BICI) investigation into alleged human rights abuses...

  • June 2, 2011

    Members of the House Foreign Affairs Committee heard testimony May 12 on the Obama administration’s export control reform initiative, praising and criticizing different aspects of the process.

  • April 4, 2011

    Key members of the coalition conducting air strikes in Libya to protect opponents of Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi were until recently selling arms to the Gaddafi regime.

  • March 3, 2011

    The Obama administration last year notified Congress of more than $100 billion of potential arms sales, shattering the old record of $75 billion. The Middle East accounted for the bulk of the potential sales.

  • February 3, 2011

    February 2011

  • December 5, 2010
  • November 12, 2010

    Volume 1, Number 29

    The initial 30-day clock for Congress to review the $60 billion U.S.-Saudi arms deal expires next week. Although some members of Congress have promised to fight it, lawmakers will have little time to muster a joint resolution of disapproval required to stop it at this stage, should they want to do so. Nonetheless, the unprecedented size of this deal warrants Congressional hearings and greater oversight.