A citizen's guide to U.S. security and defense assistance

Stay Current:


6/10/19 | Blog
Trumps Emergency Arms Sales: Infographic and Details
With new details emerging regarding the President's recent announcement that he would be sidestepping Congressional opposition to sell weapons to Saudi Arabia and the UAE, SAM has put together several infographics to illustrate the traditional process for...
6/5/19 | Fact Sheets
How Trump is Sidestepping Congressional Oversight for Government Arms Sales

With President Trump invoking an obscure emergency provision in the Arms Export Control Act to sell weapons to Saudi Arabia and the UAE over congressional objections, this factsheet illustrates how the President is circumventing traditional processes for government arms sales. 


Sam in the News

6/6/19 | News
An "Emergency" Arms Deal: Will Congress Acquiesce in Another Blow to Its Authority?
SAM's fact sheet on the arms sales to Saudi Arabia and the UAE involved in the Trump Administration's emergency declaration are cited. Read More
5/30/19 | News
Trump bypassed Congress on Saudi weapons sale. Here's how he did it
SAM Director, Christina Arabia, is quoted in this article examining how President Trump is sidestepping congressional opposition to sell weapons to Saudi Arabia and the UAE.
5/20/19 | News
What Went Wrong With The Somali National Army?
SAM's report on Corruption in the Defense Sector is cited in this piece that examines failures in dozens of efforts to build an effective Somali National Army while maintaining an emphasis on the importance of an army in Somalia. Read More

SAM Events

08/04/18 | Event
06/18/18 | Event
05/22/18 | Event

The inaugural Forum on the Arms Trade annual conference, "Taking Aim: A Closer Look at the Global Arms Trade," is a half-day event that will take place at the Stimson Center on May 22, 2018. The conference will feature leading experts, journalists, and members of civil society and the government...

Read More