More from the government newspaper, New York Times. It carried this headline today: U.S. and Russia Still Dominate Arms Market. And when you read the full article you read that in fact, "the United States maintained its lead in worldwide weapons sales in 2003, signing deals worth more than $14.5 billion, or 56.7 percent of all arms agreements, up from $13.6 billion in 2002, the study showed. Russia ranked second, signing agreements worth $4.3 billion, or 16.8 percent of all global arms sales deals in 2003. That figure was down from nearly $6 billion in 2002."