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The US and Russia are dominating the global weapons trade


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In 2015, arms-transfer agreements reached a total value of $79.9 billion, down from the 2014 total of $89 billion, according to a report from the nonpartisan Congressional Research Service.

The US dominated the trade, making agreements valued at $40.2 billion, which was 50.29% of all such agreements.

That number was up from $36.1 billion in 2014 and was well ahead of second-place France, which made agreements worth $15.3 billion, 19.16% of agreements made globally in 2015. – READ MORE

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