1. The United States it could be argued has an absolute advantage in the production of military weapons, or at least in some weapon systems. Using a completely free market perspective in terms of economic freedom in general, and in particular international trade, companies should be allowed to sell whatever and to whomever they want. Explain how this thinking is either valid or flawed.
2. Does a United Nations treaty making for multinational regulations of arms exports make sense to you? Why do you think the United States isn’t enthusiastically supporting the agreement?
3. Take a position either in support or against increased U.S. arms exports and explain your position in detail.
4. Consider the concept of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). What obligations do corporations have toward their various constituencies? Do these obligations conflict? Is it possible for the defense industry to balance these obligations?