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-Special to The New York Tirrics WASHINGTON, July 20 "While Mr. Nasser's tanks e still` burning," said Sa U; I Cummings, the world's lea in private arms merchant, were already negotiating it I Israelis for the light weapo s These "light weapons" e about 70,000 Soviet-made r 1 and several thousand pis I . They were abandoned al with large stocks of amm n - tion by the fleeing troop f President Gamal Abdel Na e , of the United Arab Rep 1 during the Arab-Israeli war a t ixionth. Iv[r.. Cummings, presiders of ,the International Armam n s Corporation, intends to u - chase the bulk of the capt r weapons and ammunition o the Israeli Government for a e ,to sportsmen and collector n YlTimunist countries. I I War With Imported Weal 01 s The Arab-Israeli war, fog it entirely with imported wea op was but one manifestation f a growing international pro le -the rapid build-up of con e - tional arms in the develo i g Sanitized - Approved For"Release :'Ct CPYRGHT JUL Pr;vafe- eal '7- Does a Brisk Following is the last of a se -l in Surplus rlne of nrtirloc nn the interns- .C C arms r tina?, Mr. McNamara was asked. "The answer is nothing," he replied, "absolutely noth- raceBy NEIL SHEEHAN I I "It was such a natural out- growth of what the United States had been doing all along;" he said, referring to the 'vast grant aid program of the nineteen-fifties, when the United States distributed $17- . ongress. complained for from "another nation at a years" about giving away much higher price, which arms, he said. "Why the corn planning now that we're sell- ~.would involve a much greater ,_ ,__ , i diversion from her economic by the' Senate Foreign Rela- A Chain Reaction tions Committee. A staff study The sale to Argentin in January said: :prorated Chile, which has al "In Europe, American arms way considered Argentina salesmanship has often been potential threat, to ask foe tion and overpowering to the! could not be supplied becaus sively for the arms markets in had made the original sales of the underdeveloped regions of 'fer to. Argentina, about. $20 .. . .. . is that only 11 per cent of the The Chilean purchase then have one to th a 1developed countries. All sales The United States offered the in this category, they maintain,,IPeruvians 15 . old-model F-86 care carefully^coordinatedawi~thl!jet fighter-bombers. The Peru- ?other responsible Government They wanted ~Vmore ~modern anen n;eo countries. billion i 7sales as of June 30, be plcpal"l" t" i - In the five-year period e d (d supersonic Mirage fighter 19G6, mans that arms worth,' bombers from France. June 30, 1966, the U t di,$1.22rbillion were sold to the !States, through the Defense D - sensitive underdeveloped re- The acquisition of Mirages !partment's arms sales- a ,I 'gions in the five-year period. by Peru Wcould heighten the ___- -,.._ `????,/ J. --^?'?' Jr. "?-'-" bi V -' bout $99 V-ll.Lllio.. Vl thiJl. 'arms merchant than Mr. - $1.22-billion has gone to the! Latin countries now possess mings, $11.1-billion wort Of most explosive areas - the! only subsonic jets. !weapons, 89 per cent of w i h Middle East, India and Pakis- Mr. Kuss inadvertently pro- went to the North Atl t c tan. vided some testimony last year (Treaty Organization allies d on why the Europeans are to Australia and Japan. Secondary Sales Problem seeking to recover foreign ex- t1t No percentage breakdow s There is- also growing evi- change spent on American for the all G U. , dence that the cotes to C,,,.,?._- *eapone ,ended June 30. Mr. Kuss i - serious surplus problem there,' World Affairs Council "that !tends to maintain sales f with the result that the Euro,' )while military exports consti- 'about $2-billion a year n 1 peans sell their secondhand !tute less than 5 -per' cent of .1975. Sales combined i weapons. to ' the developing ,the total defense business in grants totaled about $3-bi i countries in order to recover ,the United states, they consti- a year in arms exports. some of the foreign exchange) tote a much more significant The Administration def n s they have handed to Mr. Kuss proportion of the balance of .strengthen allies, to proiiolef The United States has . al- Hess, running 15 to 20 per cent of payments. 25 A-4 Skyhawk jet attack country defense expenditures." Mr. Kuss professes pu zI - bombers to Argentina in 1965: European nations are also merit at the increasing con e n to prevent the Argentines from selling their own newly manu- (has been deepened, by t e ? Secretary of Defense ltobertl cause Mr. Kus's's aggressive Arab-Israeli war - the 1 S. McNamara acknowledged' !salesmanship and the superior. Since 1948.; ;.:; during Congressional testimony ;duality of American weapons r ?bte` 5=0000 Saniti;eld CPYRGHT 'Cuss on a $37-miilion tank! Sale to Maly in spring of! 1 65, Prime. ,)C'a'ster Wilson cided to intunsi y Eritain's' France is exporting ;bout d0 r cent of her sera ;sac pro- l ? )Pica and since 1~63 has zs on in jet fighters, .arks' and! licopters and is expected to. 11 submarine:; there soon. I Israel's 250 fighters and 50l tubers were all French-made! Mirage, Myster c Curaga n i d Vautour models. A study of the international rms traffic published in Octo- er by the Institute of Strate- ic Studies in London csti- ated that as of 1065 about' 1.2-billion worth of arms was- owing annually into the un-i erdeveloped rogions. This total included about, tates, both sales and grants, 400-million from the Soviet nion, $200-million fro :1 rance and $150-nmillion from ritain. The flow fro., the So- let Union has grown since 965. In sales alone, Defense De- artment statistics show that mcrican arms purchased by nd actually delivered to the eveloping countries have in- reased 13 times over five: ears from $3.1-million in the 962 fiscal year to $444-million: the 1966' fiscal year. Italy, West Germany, Can- I weapons in smaller but still. ignificant quantities. h The problem of controlling' e flow of arms to the under-. errand since World War II. The number of independent: ith a neighbor. Supply and Demand lase The supply of weapons and 000300