Defense Trade Cooperation Treaties with Australia and the U.K. Will Improve Security
Publication Date: February 2008
Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)
Author(s): Baker Spring
Keywords: National security; free trade; United Kingdom; Australia
Coverage: Australia Great Britain
The U.S. arms export licensing process can be time-consuming and confusing. Ratification of defense trade cooperation treaties with the United Kingdom and Australia would reduce barriers to the advantage of all three countries, provide a more direct route to participation in U.S. defense acquisition programs, and help to expand and strengthen America's defense industrial base.