Well, so much for the chronicler's duty.
Germany doubled the amount of its arms it sold abroad in 2004-2009, compared to that exported during the previous five-year period, according to a report by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) released Monday.Germany is the world's third leading exporter of conventional weaponry.
Full article here.
The rest has already been posted on this blog.
I do recommend following the offered links, in case you are interested and willing to take the time and read this.