Ethical arms trade?????
"Ethical Arms Trade?" is the title of an article in the New Statesman but I felt that it needed a few more question marks.
The article by Andrew Feinstein is critical of BAE and of the report on its practices by the Woolf committee. He says that BAE viewed the report as a form of public relations, feeling that it was worth the £6000 a day paid to the former lord chancellor . The committee was explicitly forbidden from considering any of BAE's past, such as the Al Yamamah arms deal with Saudi Arabia. (That was the one with an alleged bribe of £1 billion to Prince Bandar.) It was required to look only at how BAE's business practices could be improved in the future.
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