Shadow World Exposes Greed, Profit and the Business of War

A new PBS documentary looks deep into the shadowy world of the global arms trade, profit-making from war, and the politicians who sell the interests of their constituents to the highest bidder.

A fully armed MQ-9 Reaper taxis down an Afghanistan runway. (Photo: U.S. Air Force)

In his first year in office, President Donald Trump has earnestly played the role of salesman-in-chief for United States arms manufacturers. The U.S. accounts “for more than half the world’s annual arms deals.” Trump may make it much easier for the government to sell weapons by enlisting the Pentagon and State Department to more aggressively

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