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Published by Greenhaven Press in Detroit .
Written in English


  • Defense industries,
  • Arms transfers

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementNoël Merino, book editor.
SeriesCurrent controversies
ContributionsMerino, Noël.
LC ClassificationsHD9743.A2 A746 2009
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22679919M
ISBN 109780737743180, 9780737743173
LC Control Number2008049211

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