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December 21, 1988 | DAN FISHER, Times Staff Writer
In a setback for the American arms manufacturer General Dynamics, the government said Tuesday that it will give Britain's Vickers Defense Systems an unusual 21-month contract to continue developing its Challenger 2 as the country's next generation main battle tank.
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December 21, 1988 | DAN FISHER, Times Staff Writer
In a setback for the American arms manufacturer General Dynamics, the government said Tuesday that it will give Britain's Vickers Defense Systems an unusual 21-month contract to continue developing its Challenger 2 as the country's next generation main battle tank.
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March 23, 1993 | MARK FINEMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A "New World Order" is being built. "Peace dividends" are being declared. In fact, confirms Ian Anthony, an arms expert at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, "the single most crucial development in the global arms trade was the end of the Cold War. You no longer have the two superpowers willing to subsidize arms purchases for strategic or ideological reasons. . . . There's no question the market has shrunk." Still, global spending on weapons of destruction is awesome.
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