This article is a list of countries by military expenditure, the amount spent by a
nation on its military in a given year. Military expenditure figures are presented in
The military budget is the portion of the discretionary United States federal
budget allocated to the Department of Defense, or more broadly, the portion of
The Defense Spending Budget value indicates funds allotted to the maintenance
and strengthening of a standing military. Not all included nations have the ...
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 ...
In fiscal year 2015, military spending is projected to account for 54 percent of all
federal discretionary spending, a total of $598.5 billion. Military spending ...
Oct 27, 2015 ... The United States' military spending has dominated the world for years, but
recent figures show that other nations are beginning to catch up.
US and world military spending and budgets are very high, almost back to Cold
Apr 18, 2016 ... The United States spends more on defense than the next seven ... Peace
Research Institute, SIPRI Military Expenditure Database, April 2016.
Military expenditure (% of GDP) from The World Bank: Data.
Policymakers are currently debating the appropriate level of U.S. military
spending given increasingly constrained budgets and the winding down of wars
in Iraq ...