Will the 'Merchant of Death' Walk?

U.S. intelligence officials are increasingly nervous that notorious Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout may soon be released from a Thai jail due in part to a pressure campaign by the Russian government aimed at blocking his extradition to the U.S. to stand trial on weapons-trafficking charges.

To see some of the weapons the United States uses to maintain military superiority over groups like the FARC, check out this slideshow. For more on Russia, look at amazing color photos taken during the time of the tsar, a century ago. You can also read Mark Hosenball’s report on Iran seeking nuclear technology, and Michael Isikoff’s expose on Obama adviser David Axelrod’s firm’s contract with a Ukrainian presidential candidate on Declassified.

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