Congressional Research Service

The Congressional Research Service (CRS), known as Congress's think tank, is a public policy research arm of the United States Congress. As a legislative branch agency within the Library of Congress, CRS works primarily and directly for Members of Congress, their Committees and staff on a confidential, nonpartisan basis.

“This report provides Congress with official, unclassified, quantitative data on conventional arms transfers to developing nations by the United States and foreign countries.”