Tag: Lockheed Martin

Global Arms Sales Grow for 7th Consecutive Year

In SIPRI’s latest tracking, the U.S. remains dominant, China is in distant second, Russia has semiconductor and sanctions problems, Israeli sales are boosted by the Washington-mediated Abraham Accords and a Taiwanese company enters the top 100 for the first time.

Gold Rush in Ukraine

Even before hostilities broke out, the CEOs of major weapons firms were talking about how tensions in Europe could pad their profits, William D. Hartung and Julia Gledhill report.

Fast Track to Armageddon

Australia’s hypersonic missile development, rather than promoting peace in the region, is helping ignite an arms race and increasing the chance of conflict, writes Peter Cronau of Declassified AU.

Military Industry Healthier Than Ever

Sadly, but all too predictably, Biden’s decision to withdraw U.S. troops and contractors from Afghanistan hasn’t generated even the slightest peace dividend, writes William D. Hartung.