US military budget exceeded the next top 8 countries

by Amparo C. on Nov 30, 2014 | Views: 273 | Score: 3
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Amparo C.
Amparo C. on Nov 30, 2014 3:41 PM said:

Though defense spending in the US fell by 7.8% in 2013, it still amounted for 37% of the share's world military expenditure, and was higher than the sum of budgets in the next top 8 countries ($620B). Spending also decreased in France, UK, Italy, Brazil, Australia and Canada, while it increased in China (7.4%) and Russia (4.8%).

Chris Williams
Chris Williams on Dec 2, 2014 11:25 AM said:

I suppose when only looking at the dollar amount, the military expenditure by the US seems colossal. However, if looked from a percent of GDP perspective, the US ranks 14th globally:

#1 Oman = 11.5% of GDP

#2 Saudi Arabia = 9.0% of GDP

#14 USA = 3.8% of GDP………

kendramayer2017 on Dec 7, 2014 8:28 PM said:

I think it would also be interesting to look at percent of GDP spent on health care, education, etc in the top 13 countries that exceed the US in military spending as a percent of GDP.

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