For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
November 21, 2002

Fact Sheet: Bush Administration Review of Defense Trade Export Policy and National Security

The Bush Administration has begun a comprehensive assessment of the effectiveness of U.S. defense trade policies, to identify changes necessary to ensure that those policies continue to support U.S. national security and foreign policy goals. The review will be completed in six months.

The objectives of the review are to ensure that defense trade, defense trade technology security, and related acquisitions policies:

The review also aims to maintain America’s technological and war fighting advantages over its potential adversaries, while facilitating friends’ and allies’ efforts to increase capability and interoperability. Specifically, the review aims to:

Finally, the review will:

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