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Witness the Persian Gulf: it is unlikely Iraq would have attacked Kuwait without the confidence providedeven if falsely placedby its weapons stockpile. 4 This massive accumulation, totally out of scale with Iraq's true security needs, encouraged Saddam Hussein in his aggression. It is noteworthy that practically all of Iraq's arms, and the technology used to manufacture weapons domestically, came from abroad. Page 4 Seventh, the purchase of arms continues to drain resources needed to ameliorate unacceptable social and economic conditions.
What might be thought of as full-scope national controls are, therefore, becoming more illusive. More broadly, in the post-Cold War world, the economic benefits of arms sales are being given greater priority and the possible political case for avoiding them is receiving less. For all these reasons, the passage of time does not necessarily favor the creation of effective arms transfer restraints. The need is urgent, and this international conundrum should be addressed now. Governments must be persuaded to take the policy aim of international controls over arms transfers much more seriously.
Hiroshima can now be achieved with non-nuclear arms. Fourth, these high-technology weaponsadvanced combat aircraft, electronic warfare technology, longer range and accurate missiles, smart munitions and quiet submarinesare becoming more diffused and are rapidly appearing in the arsenals of a growing number of countries. The dangers this poses are coming to be recognized not only by American military leaders, but also by those in the other major arms-supplying countries. Military professionals have warned that some of the arms supplied could boomerang and one day be aimed against the military forces of the very country that originally provided the weapons.