Thursday, April 19, 2018

More Proof Trump is on Steroids When He Works for the Military-Industrial Complex

The Trump administration just rolled out an overhaul of U.S. arms export policy on Thursday aimed at expanding sales to allies, saying it will bolster the American defense industry.

According to Reuters, companies that stand to benefit from the new policy most include Boeing Co  and the other top U.S. defense contractors, Lockheed Martin Corp, Raytheon Co, General Dynamics Corpand Northrop Grumman Corp.

The planned revision of U.S. weapons export policy also includes a new drone export policy that allows smaller lethal drones that can fire missiles and surveillance drones of all sizes will soon become more widely available to U.S. allies.

Trump has pressed foreign governments to buy more U.S.-made weapons in nearly every call he has had with a head of state of major allies, a State Department official said earlier this week, reports Reuters.

Aside from the questionable idea of a US president promoting any US products to foreign leaders in what are likely give and take discussions, the idea of promoting weapons to governments is completely reprehensible. Not exactly the way to bring peace and harmony to the world.

Once again we see the authoritarian-militaristic perspective of Trump.

-Robert Wenzel  

1 comment:

  1. Does anyone really need to see more proof to have an informed decision on the Donald? I voted for a whackjob!