A new U.S. conventional arms transfers policy governing direct commercial and foreign military sales is supposed to allow Washington to make ad-hoc decisions about military exports, including industrial competitiveness, an official says. To be sure, Presidential Policy Directive 27 on Conventional Arms Transfers signed in January further entrenches human-rights and arms-proliferation concerns as part of the exports approval process, according to an April 23 speech by Gregory Kausner, ...


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