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Arms For Africa: Military Assistance and Foreign Policy in the Developing World

Arms For Africa: Military Assistance and Foreign Policy in the Developing World

Edited by Bruce E. Arlinghaus

Lexington Books, 1983, 232 pp.

This book adds to our knowledge of a much neglected subject at a time when the transfer of arms to sub-Saharan Africa is increasing. The authors believe that the primary suppliers of arms to Africa, the Soviet Union and France, will continue to dominate, but that new Third World suppliers and other Europeans will increase their market share. Most African countries will continue to buy arms on credit and the suppliers will sell while maintaining unproven assumptions about the "leverage" to be thus acquired.