Obama Administration’s Weapon Exports Tally

The administration of Barack Obama has more than doubled the foreign arms sales of the Bush administration. This is definitely how peace and prosperity should be spread around the world, from a president with a Nobel Peace Prize.

The Obama administration has approved more than $278 billion in foreign arms sales in its eight years, more than double the total of the previous administration, according to figures released by the Pentagon on Tuesday.

How does the Obama administration compare to its predecessors? Earlier this year, Hartung did the math: Obama has brokered more arms deals than any administration since World War II. For immediate comparison, the George W. Bush administration approved $128.6 billion in arms export between 2001 and 2008.