January 2012


January 31, 2012 | Permalink
Words matter. More than that “All words are pegs to hang ideas on.” So said the colorful 19th century preacher and abolitionist Henry Ward Beecher. Given this immutable notion, the recent proposed revisions of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) by the Department of State’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) are curious. Specifically, by removing and adding just a few key words to the brokering regulations, the DDTC may be dramatically expanding brokering requirements. read more