Relations with Vietnam have become critical amid China's growing military might — so a historic embargo with a former foe still described as a "police state" is being lifted.
There aren't really any good times for the US to sell high-tech weapons, only less bad times. And one of those times happens to be right now.
For decades, military planners have touted the age of the stealth airplane. But an order for new jets from the Israeli Air Force tells us it may all be coming to an end.
The failed French warship deal with Russia takes a new, strange turn as France tries to sell them to Egypt, becoming a Russian arms broker in the process.
More than simply an economic boon, major French arms deals with Middle Eastern countries make for complex international politics — full of nationalism, opportunism, and moral compromise.
Parliamentarians urged the British government to be "significantly more cautious" about approving arms exports to authoritarian regimes, noting a conflict in promoting arms agreements while criticizing human rights abuses.