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Rapid Fire March 11, 2013: US Export Control Reform

The White House issued an Executive Order last Friday to delegate export control authority of defense articles to the Secretary of State. Changes to the U.S. Munitions List (USML) are on the way, to be enacted after a period of congressional notification. North Korea’s state owned media says the country has cancelled the 1953 armistice, [...]
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