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With eye on exports boost, Trump admin revises arms transfer policies

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An MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft. Photo: Isaac Brekken/Getty Images

The Trump administration released new conventional arms transfer (CAT) and drone export policies last week.

Why it matters: The policies further Trump's goal of increasing U.S. arms exports, and depart from those of previous administrations by prioritizing economic interests over foreign policy objectives and national security concerns.