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Monday, September 19, 2016

Frustrating the war lobby


Frustrating the war lobby


By Stephen Kinzer   BOSTON GLOBE - 

BY TRYING TO block a $1.15 billion arms sale to Saudi Arabia, a bipartisan group of US senators is challenging one of the key forces that shape American foreign policy: the arms industry. Their campaign shines a light on the role that this industry plays in whipping up fears of danger in the world. How do Americans know that Saudi Arabia is a peace-loving country dedicated to fighting terrorism? The same way we know that Russia is a snarling enemy on a rampage of conquest: The arms industry tells us so.https://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/2016/09/14/frustrating-war-lobby/QfNg1ugyyEL4dMmkedzzDO/story.html

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