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7/9/18 | Reports
Proposed Firearms Export Changes: Key Challenges for U.S. Oversight

We are writing to express our concerns about the U.S. Department of Commerce’s proposed rule, published in the Federal Register on May 24, 2018, to transfer certain firearms, guns, ammunition, and related parts from the U.S. Department of State’s U.S. Munitions List (USML) to the U.S. Department...

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5/16/18 | Blog
Trump Admin. Continues Spike in Counterterrorism Aid to Africa

The Trump Administration is continuing an unprecedented increase in U.S. foreign aid to countries in Sub-Saharan Africa to address terrorist groups threats through the Defense and State Departments, according to a...

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5/14/18 | Fact Sheets
Congressional Notifications for Proposed U.S. Commercial Firearms Exports in 2017

Notifications to Congress for U.S. commercial firearms exports reached $662 million in 2017.

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SAM in the News

7/16/18 | News
With NATO Defense Buildup, US Weapons Makers Could Benefit
SAM's arms sales data is used in this article stating that some of the biggest beneficiaries of the recent NATO Summit could be U.S. weapons manufacturers. Read More
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7/16/18 | News
Trump’s arms export rules will undermine US security and risk human rights abuses
SAM's fact sheet on congressional notifications for U.S. firearms exports was cited in this piece that details the major critiques of the Trump Administration's proposed firearms export rule. Read More
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7/11/18 | News
Africa’s Terror Fight to Suffer as China, Russia Take U.S. Focus
SAM’s data on American counterterrorism aid to sub-Saharan Africa is used in this article about the U.S. scaling back aid to African military units fighting terrorism as it realigns its defense strategy to compete with more traditional threats from China and Russia.
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