Wednesday, July 30, 2008

World's Largest Arms Exporters


About what I expected.

5 comments:

Ryan Fuller said...

WOOOO! USA NUMBER ONE!

Arcane said...

The one thing about this chart that is deceiving is that it's based upon the cost of the arms being exported as opposed to the actual arms being exported. The United States exports more dollars worth of arms than Russia, but Russia exports a much higher quantity of arms than the United States. The simple fact of the matter is that our stuff is more expensive, thus we export less.

Nadir Sharif said...

but doesn't more expensive stuff normally do more damage too? like a stinger missile compared to an ak-47?

Raționalitate said...

A stinger missile is used once, and generally it will strike one or two high value targets. An AK-47 can kill for decades.

Anonymous said...

What a great tag line for ads! "The AK-47 can kill for decades."