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.@FaceTheNation's @margbrennan's asks about the "right-sizing" of the @WHNSC and the role of political bias plays.

NSA Robert O’Brien cites budget and historic precedent as reasons for the decrease in personnel.
#Coronavirus: @WHNSC Robert O'Brien tells @FaceTheNation's @margbrennan that we’ve offered American doctors and experts to China in the wake of the coronavirus. They have yet to accept this outstanding offer.
The coronavirus and the economy: @WHNSC Robert O'Brien states, "it looks like this could have an impact on the phase one" trade deal with China but "I don't think at least in my lifetime [the economy] has ever been stronger."
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2019 is the 50th edition of the #SIPRIYearbook. Join SIPRI as we celebrate the occasion with a 50-day countdown and share the history of the Yearbook over the past 50 years. Watch the introductory video with SIPRI Director @dansmith2020:
The first #SIPRIYearbook was published in 1969 with the aim ‘to produce a factual and balanced account of a controversial subject—the arms race and attempts to stop it’. The rise in world military spending and disarmament efforts, including the #NPT, take central focus.
'In whatever way the nuclear situation is examined, the inescapable feature is what enormous quantities of weapons have been amassed' – Movement towards a first-strike capability by the #US and #USSR, the #SALT talks and European security were a focus of the 1970 #SIPRIYearbook.
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Vamos lá: cada curtida ou RT neste tweet = um fato sobre controle do comércio internacional de armas
1. Até 2013, o comércio internacional de bananas era mais regulado do que as transferências de armas convencionais
2. O Tratado sb Comércio de Armas é o primeiro acordo global a regular as transferências (= comércio + doações) de armas convencionais
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