An Arms Race

Discussion

An “arms race” is when two enemies increase the size of their military again and again and again. Each one is trying to outgun the other.

Is there an arms race in your region?

Can people learn to trust each other and overcome their problems?

Vocabulary

The word “arm” has two distinct meanings. An “arm” can be a part of the human body or a weapon. A gun has become an arm by means of the process of association.

adjective

an armed conflict
an armed man
an unarmed man
armed militants
armed insurgents

noun

the army, navy and air force

noun

an arms dealer – a weapons dealer

noun

an armaments manufacturer – a weapons manufacturer

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