The proliferation of shoulder-fired missiles among militant groups in North Africa and the Middle East could have devastating economic consequences, according to experts.
“What would happen to global aviation? It would stop. And then what would happen to the global economy? It would stop,” Matt Schroeder, a senior researcher with the Small Arms Survey, said at the conference. “The implications of that threat scenario are so severe that I don’t think you really can under emphasize the need to get a hold on this problem.”
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