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What is an arms race?

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July 24, 2015 3:40AM

Anytime two or more countries try to out produce each other in a given type of weapon or in overall military capability (e.g. one country may concentrate mostly on building tanks while another may concentrate mostly on building aircraft, while yet another concentrates mostly on building their infantry capabilities - this would be an asymmetric arms race).

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May 17, 2015 11:01PM

In today's world, an arms race, means an escalation in the production of weapons and or weapon systems. This is a costly "race", without a doubt. It also implies more research on better (deadlier ) weapons. It gives rise to more profits to defense industry profits.

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May 16, 2015 4:01AM

An arms race is when two countries try to achieve the mightiest military. Examples would be like the USSR versus the US. The US won in the end.