Dealing with Old Reliable Firms

No need to make your own weapons today: the world is filled with arms merchants who are happy to oblige any customers. Argentina is a classic example of a country with a modest arms industry of its own but a large and potent, if somewhat obsolescent, arsenal of weapons purchased almost exclusively from Western nations. Ironically, virtually all of Argentina's main weapons have been supplied by Britain or Britain's NATO allies. No major orders have gone to the Soviet Union.

From the U.S. The core of the Argentine air force and navy consists of old, but updated and well-maintained American-made planes and...

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