Obama to Ease Export Controls on Thousands of Military Items

Obama to Ease Export Controls on Thousands of Military Items

By Geraldine Cook
April 22, 2010

The Obama Administration is moving to ease export controls on thousands of military items sought by allies and other friendly countries, while toughening controls on the most sensitive high-technology material. The plan was announced by U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates, who said it would likely increase exports, but is mainly aimed at improving security for the United States and its partners.

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