Skip to comments.Map: Two countries get 75% of all U.S. spending on foreign military aid
Posted on 11/10/2015 2:39:10 PM PST by plain talk
The United States spent a total of $5.9 billion to fund militaries around the world in 2014, according to the governmentâs 2015 Foreign Assistance report. Of that total, some 75%, or about $4.4 billion, was divided between Israel and Egypt.
Clearly, the Middle East, at 64% of the pie, is the theme here, with Iraq, Jordan and Lebanon also found among the top 10 recipients. Closer to home, Colombia led the Americas with a relatively scant $29 million. Still, thatâs enough to place it ninth overall on the list.
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The rational is Obama shorts Israel on military aid.
Did the sequester at least roll it back by 2%? Or were the “furriners” exempt from the cuts?
I wonder how they compute the billions we spend in Qatar—the richest country in the world.
I was going to post "misleading headline" but when I clicked through, it now specifies 'Foreign Military Aid' which is a different animal.
As long as our country is indebted and in need of major renovation, I do not support giving foreign aid to any other country. The BS that it only represents a small percent of our debt is just that.
If anything these other countries should be subsidizing the USA taxpayer and our military for our defense. Why are we selling out our country to countries that have much less debt per capita than our own? There is nothing in it for Americans except expansion of foreign entanglements?
The rational is probably kickbacks in the form of ‘donations’ to various congressmen and ‘foundations’.... and some lucrative jobs for former top brass.
Israel and Egypt have been getting this money since the Jimmy Carter Camp David peace conference. Old news.
NO to market watch.
NO to wsj.
I can get my news and information somewhere else.
When I was in the Navy from ‘86-’92 if a USN vessel went to lort in Israel that vessel had tk spend an equal numver of days in an egyptian port.
Yes. If you counted all the welfare money going to citizens of other countries who are in this country illegally, I would bet Mexico and many Central American countries would move up drastically in the rankings.
And what about non-military aid? Food, drugs, disaster relief, .....?
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