Skip to comments.Saudi Arabia passes Russia as world’s third biggest military spender
Posted on 04/06/2016 12:50:44 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
Global military spending reached almost $1.7 trillion in 2015, marking a year-on-year increase for the first time since 2011, according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, which tracks arms expenditure around the world.
The United States remained far and away the top spender, which despite a dip from 2014, accounted for more than a third of total global spending. It was followed by China and then, perhaps surprisingly, Saudi Arabia, which supplanted Russia in third place.
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Almost 2 trillion a year spent on weapons.
It’ amazing there aren’t more wars going on.
The only thing that gets less real time use than warships and fighter jets is exercise equipment :)
In terms of cost or living and sheer amount of materials vs. military pay and pensions, these numbers can be revised.
Well thank goodness the Saudis are warm close friends who love America./s
They used to think that America would prevent 2 main events from occurring:
1) Prevent Iran from becoming a superpower
2) Prevent the CCCP from establishing a foothold in the Middle East.
These two cataclysmic events have now been ignored or worse, endorsed by the Obama administration and all the nations there feel the heat. It is no wonder that we see them breaking their defense spending budgets now.
Thank you President Obama for the betrayal...
He’s a real piece of #####
this country has become laughable.
With its foreign policy.
With its rainbow colored whitehouse the day of the SC decision
trading five terrorists for a traitor. some have gone on to kill americans already again.
women in every branch of the US military, including, I guess, SEALs and marines.
and so much more. heartbreaking.
Saudis might try to change it with money, but they are still Arabs and they are just very bad at warfare.
Here is an article from 1999(!) by a retired US Army colonel explaining why Arab armies are an inefficient mess.
And Hair Trump wants to give those nice Wahabee educated folks some nukes.
WHAT COULD POSSIBLY GO WRONG?
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