This audiobook engages the listener into a discussion concerning the threats posed by the misuse of small arms. These weapons play a key role in the struggles and wars of our modern world and yet their dangers are often disregarded. In The Small Arms Trade Schroeder, Smith, and Stohl explain the problem with a global society that relies on these weapons. The aim of this introduction is to raise awareness of the issue and propose the need for controlling the public's use of small arms. Richard Aspel's voice captures the tension and severity of the issue. The listener is attentive to his every word.
The proliferation and misuse of small arms and light weapons is one of the most pressing security threats of the 21st century. From Sudanese refugees hunted by gun-toting militias to air passengers targeted by shoulder-fired missiles, no one is safe from this deadly scourge. Providing a gripping overview of these cheap and easily obtainable weapons, the threat they pose in the wrong hands, and strategies for reining them in, this guide is required listening for anyone wishing to fully understand one of today’s key threats to international peace.
Very little about the nuts and bolts about the arms trade, such as expected returns, opening new markets, developing customers, revenues, expenses, etc. Mainly, the book was a rambling, disjointed account of how "terrible" the industry is.
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