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September 24, 2019

The US Defense Industry: Arsenal of Democracy or the Walmarts of War?

Featuring A. Trevor Thrall, Emma Ashford, and Jonathan Caverley

Jonathan Caverley of the Naval War College joins Emma Ashford and Trevor Thrall to discuss the defense industry and the arms trade.

Jonathan Caverley bio https://usnwc.edu/Faculty-and-Departments/Directory/Jonathan-D-Caverley
Jonathan Caverley, “Slowing the Proliferation of Major Conventional Weapons: The Virtues of an Uncompetitive Market,” Ethics & International Affairs, Vol. 31, No. 4, Winter 2017 https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/ethics-and-international-affairs/article/slowing-the-proliferation-of-major-conventional-weapons-the-virtues-of-an-uncompetitive-market/9D39D7CB982F491FF19BBD413779DDA4#
Jonathan Caverley, “America’s Arms Sales Policy: Security Abroad, Not Jobs at Home,” War on the Rocks, April 6, 2018 https://warontherocks.com/2018/04/americas-arms-sales-policy-security-abroad-not-jobs-at-home/
Security Assistance Monitor http://securityassistance.org/
SIPRI Arms Transfers Database https://www.sipri.org/databases
A. Trevor Thrall and Caroline Dorminey, “Risky Business: The Role of Arms Sales in U.S. Foreign Policy,” Policy Analysis, No. 836, March 13, 2018 https://www.cato.org/publications/policy-analysis/risky-business-role-arms-sales-us-foreign-policy
Ray Rounds, “The Case against Embargos, Even for Saudi Arabia,” War on the Rocks, April 16, 2019 https://warontherocks.com/2019/04/the-case-against-arms-embargos-even-for-saudi-arabia/

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