New Internationalist

The language of the arms trade

July 2006
Defence
n. attack
Security
n. instability
arm-and-a-leg
n. (colloq.) cost of a landmine
armlock
n. debt incurred by developing country buying weapons from the West.
administer
v. bribe a defence minister to gain support for an arms deal.
BAE
Big Arms Exporter
ethics
n. pl. pedantic attention to detail that obstructs commercial achievement.
oxymoron
arms controls

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