The Arms Sales Numbers Game

February 1978
New Republic;2/18/78, Vol. 178 Issue 7, p5
Comments on U.S. President Jimmy Carter's policy on arms trade. Promise of restraining U.S. arms sale during his candidacy; Sending of AWAC, Boeing 747 with sensitive radar and communications gear to Iran; Initiation of arms sales to Chad and Sudan; Carter's explanation for his decision; Pledge to maintain a ceiling on U.S. arms sale; Discrepancy between the ceiling and total arms sales; Indication that the sales ceiling will produce no immediate restraint on arms trade.


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