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Defense Trade Cooperation Treaties with Australia and the U.K. Will Improve Security

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Publication Date: February 2008

Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)

Author(s): Baker Spring

Series: Backgrounder

Topic: International relations (Treaties)
Military and defense (National security)

Keywords: National security; free trade; United Kingdom; Australia

Type: Report

Coverage: Australia Great Britain

Abstract:

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.