America's pro-war foreign policy is basically being dictated by the corrupt military-industrial complex, according to a former US intelligence officer.
Under the administration of President Donald Trump, US arms sales skyrocketed with over 33 percent increase in 2018,” former US intelligence officer, US-based Scott Rickard told Press TV on Monday.
“Trump actually opened the doors to absolutely allowing all and every arms sales that can be approved,” Rickard noted, warning, “This is an unfortunate American trend.”
Rickard said that the US military-industrial complex was negotiating more arms sales to foreign countries at present.
He said that “the arms industry has become a main factor in the US economy.”
“The number of arms sales being negotiated now is in the highest [level] ever registered in the history of the United States,” Rickard said.
He said US arms manufacturers have outdone all other gun manufacturers worldwide by far.
“Americans have outsold other countries by 10 to 1 in international sales of arms industry,” he pointed out.
Rickard said the “military-industrial complex”, which is run by former military officers who all graduated from the United States Military Academy also known as West Point, see selling more weapons as the solution to reviving the ailing US economy. “Buying and selling weapons is all they know, and so, for every nail, all they see is hammers.”
“This is the sad state of affairs American foreign policy has. It has basically been run by the corrupt military industrial complex,” he concluded.
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