May 19, 2017

The U.S.'s delicate balance between arms deals and diplomacy

By Paul Scharre

Source: NPR Marketplace

Journalist(s) Nancy Marshall-Genzer

President Trump is headed to Saudi Arabia, the first stop on his first foreign trip as president. The Saudis buy a lot of weapons from the U.S., and more arms deals could be announced this weekend. The U.S. keeps careful tabs on who buys American-made weapons and what they buy. There is sometimes a delicate balance between arms deals and diplomacy. Paul Scharre joins Marketplace to discuss.

Listen to the full interview here.


  • Paul Scharre

    Senior Fellow and Director, Technology and National Security Program

    Paul Scharre is a Senior Fellow and Director of the Technology and National Security Program at the Center for a New American Security. From 2008-2013, Mr. Scharre worked in t...