U.S. Military Spending vs. the World

The U.S. outpaces all other nations in military expenditures. World military spending totaled more than $1.6 trillion in 2015. The U.S. accounted for 37 percent of the total.

U.S. military expenditures are roughly the size of the next seven largest military budgets around the world, combined.

U.S. military spending dwarfs the budget of the #2 country – China. For every dollar China spends on its military, the U.S. spends $2.77.


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 Military Spending in the U.S. Budget

 How military spending has changed since 9/11

 War Spending and the Pentagon Slush Fund

 Pentagon Contractor Spotlight: Lockheed Martin