May 19, 2017

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

Featuring Paul Scharre

Source: NPR Marketplace

Journalist 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.


Authors

  • Paul Scharre

    Vice President and Director of Studies

    Paul Scharre is the Vice President and Director of Studies at the Center for a New American Security. He is the award-winning author of Army of None: Autonomous Weapons and th...