Apparently, arms sales add up to a $400 billion dollar per year business, and U.S. companies are the biggest "winners" in this sector of the global economy. The "losers" are the ordinary men and women inhabiting this most non-peaceful planet, who are dying daily as the result of the deployment of weapons that demonstrate the "technology prowess" of the United States.
You know, there is absolutely NOTHING in the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution that would prevent us from deciding that this nation's "technology prowess" should not be used to kill innocent men, women, and children.
We could adopt a rule that would make Japan's historic policy the policy we follow ourselves: no exports of military weaponry, period.
As John Lennon might have said: "Imagine that!"
(1) - http://rt.com/news/173784-ukraine-plane-malaysian-russia/
(2) - http://www.idfblog.com/blog/2011/12/26/8-incredible-technologies-used-by-the-idf/