Third World arms bazaar : disaster for sale
Krogh, Peter F. (Peter Frederic)
Allen, Richard V.
House, Karen Elliott
Host Peter Krogh and guests disuss arms trade in Third World countries.
As the Cold War appeared to be nearing its end, the United States and Soviet Union continued to diffuse tensions between the two nations, making nuclear war between the superpowers less likely. However, even as the U.S. and Russia accelerated the pace of their own arms reductions, the sale of weapons to third world countries continued to grow and thrive off of the world’s ethnic, religious, and economic conflicts. Armed with increasingly sophisticated weapons bought from countries such as Great Britain, France, China, and Israel, third world countries quickly became the concern of American policymakers, who feared the potentially devastating consequences of the proliferation of ballistic missiles and chemical and nuclear weapons. Featuring Richard Allen, Karen Elliott House, and Madeleine Albright, this program examines the threat proliferation poses to the United States, as well as possible solutions to prevent dangerous, sophisticated weapons from falling into the hands of unstable regimes.
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