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Friday, December 11, 2009

Peru Joins Arms Race

Add Peru as the latest to engage in the Latin American arms race as reported by AFP in Peru formalized purchase of Chinese tanks.  President Alan Garcia said the purchase did not represent an arms race but a repositioning of forces.

President Alan Garcia said today Peru formalized its intention to buy high-tech Chinese MBT-2000 tanks while emphasizing the measure did not contradict its “ position against an arms race.”
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