Trump’s arms sales nominee bogged down by 3D gun debate

Defense News: A U.S. State Department nomination that should have been a victory lap for the Trump administration’s efforts to boost U.S. arms sales abroad instead has become caught up in a separate domestic controversy, likely for weeks to come.

Massachusetts Democratic Sen. Ed Markey has a “hold” on R. Clarke Cooper, who is nominated as the next assistant secretary of state for political-military affairs, until the Trump administration reverses a decision to permit an organization from posting blueprints online for 3D-printed guns.

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