Arms Transfer Working Group

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Policy Concerns
Tools for Citizens
Past Letters

Policy Concerns

ATWG works for restraint in the arms trade and U.S. arms export policy.

Bush Administration Review of Defense Exports

The Bush Administration is conducting a comprehensive review of U.S. arms export policy. While there is very little public information about the review, there is reason to be concerned that it could lead to significantly looser weapons export policies.

Arms Transfers to India and Pakistan

On January 28, 2003, ATWG sponsored a panel discussion on arms transfers to India and Pakistan. The featured speakers were Dr. George Perkovich and Husain Haqqani of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and Dr. Jo Husbands of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences.

  • Read the transcript of the panelists' opening statements.

Tools for Citizens


Past Letters

  • October 8, 2002
    To: Members of Congress
    Re: Expanded aid to Colombia and Indonesia
  • April 23, 2002
    To: Members of Congress
    Re: Supplemental appropriations for fiscal year 2002
  • September 28, 2001
    To: Members of Congress
    Re: Waivers on arms sales restrictions
  • March 26, 2001
    To: President George W. Bush
    Re: proposed $700 million sale of F-16 fighter jets to the Government of Chile
  • October 18, 2000
    To: Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright
    Re: sale of attack helicopters to Israel and their possible use against Palestinian civilians.
  • September 7, 2000
    To: Eric D. Newsom, Assistant Secretary of State for Political Military Affairs
    Re: Framework Agreement Concerning Measures to Facilitate the Restructuring and Operation of the European Defense Industry
  • May 11, 2000
    To: White House Chief of Staff John D. Podesta
    Re: Conventional Arms Export Reforms
  • October 5, 1999
    To: Members of the U.S. Senate
    Re: military counter-narcotics aid to Colombia
  • September 10, 1999
    To: House Foreign Operations Appropriations Subcommittee
    Re: FY 2000 Foreign Operations Appropriations Act (H.R. 2606)
  • July 9, 1999
    To: James P. McGovern, U.S. House of Representatives
    Re: Letter of appreciation

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