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Justice Department Appoints Arms-Export Overseer

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Justice Department Appoints Arms-Export Overseer

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Justice Department Appoints Arms-Export Overseer

Justice Department Appoints Arms-Export Overseer

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The Justice Department appointed the first-ever national export control coordinator to oversee a new focus on people who export weapons technologies to foreign countries.

Steve Pelak coordinates litigation and trains prosecutors to handle the complex cases.

Although the cases have always been around, globalization and the growing terrorism threat make them a priority.