What the H...... Security concerns raised amid surge in US arms deals abroad | Fox News Excerpts: With very little public debate, the Obama administration has embarked on a course that could undermine U.S. national security," the Center for International Policy cautioned in a report earlier this year, citing efforts to loosen export controls. The sharp uptick in sales from U.S. weapons manufacturers has been tracked by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute. According to its database, sales to foreign buyers rose from $6.9 billion in 2009 to more than $8.7 billion in 2012. The United States now accounts for nearly one-third of all global arms sales. And not by accident. The Obama administration has launched a comprehensive effort to reform its own export rules -- effectively making it easier for defense companies to sell abroad. Plus, according to a report in the Boston Globe, administration officials now are personally lobbying foreign leaders to buy everything from warships to missiles.