INTERNATIONAL ARMS TRADE
What would you do if you needed to buy 100 million bullets, you needed them right away, and the success of the war in Afghanistan depended on your ability to buy them quickly? That’s the problem that faced two gunrunning young men, two Miami beach stoners, two “dudes” who were barely old enough to buy a beer legally. But they were tasked by the US government — through a series of bizarre events — to try to rescue the war effort in Afghanistan by quickly procuring a hundred million rounds of Soviet-style ammunition. In this episode, we also look at war crimes in Yemen; why American-made weapons are ending up in the hands of terrorists; and answering the fascinating question: what are international arms dealers actually like? Don’t miss it.