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A Look At The Biggest Arms Exporter: The U.S.06:47
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As a Ukrainian ceasefire remains fragile, former U.S. officials are calling for providing the Ukrainian military with light, shoulder-fired anti-armor missiles.

Arms exports are a U.S. forte. The United States is the biggest arms exporter in the world, but where are they all going?

"They're going everywhere," Matt Schroeder of the Geneva-based research group Small Arms Survey and co-author of the book The Small Arms Trade: A Beginner's Guide told Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson. "The U.S. exported weapons and military equipment to over 140 countries in the fiscal year 2013."

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This segment aired on February 23, 2015.

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