By Will Geary
July  2018
The US  is the world’s largest weapons exporter. President Trump makes it a priority to promote arms sales on his foreign trips. A researcher was curious to see what this pattern of  arms sales looked like over time.   He mapped the flows of arms transfers leaving the U.S. from 1950 to 2017. Click on

 

The underlying data is freely available from the Stockholm  International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) Arms Transfers Database.