(Infographic) Top Ten Defence Budgets 2011

by Nick Glossop on March 19, 20124 comments

The International Institute for Strategic Studies

via Mother Jones from Military Balance 2012 – Press Statement

4 comments

Laurence Miall on March 19, 2012 at 1:24 pm. #

In a word, Wow. I mean, you always hear that the United States is a military juggernaut. Then you see the data to prove it.

Nick Glossop on March 19, 2012 at 1:39 pm. #

and yet the publication is entitled Military BALANCE

Jay Smith on March 21, 2012 at 8:48 am. #

Wow. Saudi Arabia (pop 27 million) ain’t looking so shabby either.

Andrew Loewen on October 10, 2012 at 11:36 am. #

Worth noting that the US is the largest exporter of arms in the world, so many other nations – in particular the despotic House of Saud (arguably the most ruthless regime in the Mid East and the top military spender by GDP in the world) – are of a piece with the US military-industrial-complex. Obama signed a massive arms deal with SA during his1st term.