The United States has no peer when it comes to producing the means of warfare, according to a new worldwide ranking of corporate arms merchants.
Of the top half dozen weapons makers on earth, five of them are American, says the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute.
They are Lockheed Martin (ranked No. 1), Boeing (No. 2), Raytheon (No. 4), General Dynamics (No. 5) and Northrop Grumman (No. 6).