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10 October 2006

Guardian (UK)

Worldwide spending on weapons is expected to reach record levels this year at a time when the arms industry is increasingly able to avoid export controls, human rights and aid agencies say in a report published on Monday. By the end of the year, military spending is estimated to reach $1,058-billion, about 15 times the amount spent on international aid, say Amnesty, Oxfam and the International Action Network on Small Arms (Iansa). The figure is higher than the Cold... (GunPolicy.org)

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