Limitations to the Establishment of an Arms Supplier Regime
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The world today is fraught with weapons displaying ever increasing capabilities to destroy. These weapons are not just nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons of mass destruction most focused on by those concerned with proliferation. The advanced conventional weaponry currently transferred to the Third World creates new capabilities and new threats. The 1991 war in the Persian Gulf illuminated for the international community the inherent danger of this proliferation. Unfortunately, many drew the wrong lesson from the Gulf War. This lesson was that weapons transfers should be severely restrained or eliminated in order to fight proliferation and bring peace, stability, and economic development to the Third World. This harkens back to the mid to late-1970s debate on the failed arms transfer restraint policy of the Carter administration.
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