November 4, 2011 (CNN) – One of the world’s most notorious–and hunted–arms dealers was convicted in New York. Viktor Bout, the Russian dubbed “the Merchant of Death,” has been studied for fifteen years by Kathi Lynn Austin, who joined Erin Burnett on CNN’s OutFront.
Austin recounts the early discovery of Bout’s illicit activities in the world’s worst conflict zones, how he built an arms trafficking empire, and how similar criminal war profiteering continues apace due to the lack of international law to monitor and regulate arms transfers…
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