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SIPRI estimates China's military budget at $188 billion, Russia's at $87.9 billion and Saudi Arabia's at $67 billion.
The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute said Russia increased its military spending in 2013 by 4.8 percent to $87.8 billion, representing 4.1 percent of its gross domestic product.

A new report from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute indicates that 23 countries have doubled their military spending over the last 10 years, Defense One reported Monday. Kedar Pavgi and Ben Watson write Afghanistan has raised its ...
Dear Editor: Recently the president released his budget for 2014, which included drastic cuts to the military. These cuts would decrease our military levels to pre-World War II levels.
the United States' military spending decreased last year while Russia and China's spending increased, a new report from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) shows.
With the world's biggest military, China far outnumbers rival Japan in manpower, ships, aircraft and defence spending, but analysts say underlying weaknesses leave it still wary of a fight.

Last year, Asia saw a 3.6% increase in military spending, according to figures just released by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute.
If you're among the taxpayers who are just getting your taxes done today, you might be wondering where all that money goes. After all, the federal government will bring in something approaching $3 trillion this year, which, of course, won't be enough ...
peace activists to protest military budget in Media. This photo taken April 13, 2014 shows the headquarters of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in Washington at daybreak.
United Nations: A United Nations independent expert on the promotion of a democratic and equitable international order on Monday called on all governments to boost transparency and cuts in military expenditures, and increase investments in nutrition, ...
The War Resisters League estimates at least 45 percent of the 2015 federal budget would be used for current and past military expenses, as well as interest on the national debt, some 80 percent of which stems from military spending. To voice their ...
World military expenditure totalled USD 1.75T in 2013, a fall of 1.9% since 2012, according to figures released by Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI).
World military expenditure fell in 2013 as the United States and other Western countries cut back, but spending in emerging economies grew, a Swedish think tank said on Monday.
Stockholm - For the first time in 10 years, Russia last year spent a bigger share of its overall economy on arms investments than the U.S.
"Japan's concerns over China's growing military power, combined with the Japanese government's own nationalist policies, have led to Japan ending its long, gradual decline in military spending," said Perlo-Freeman. "Nevertheless, the largest increase ...
14 April 2014 - Marking the Global Day of Action on military spending, the United Nations independent expert on the promotion of a democratic and equitable international order called on all governments to boost transparency and cuts in military ...
World military expenditure totalled USD 1.75T in 2013, a fall of 1.9% since 2012, according to figures released by Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI).

World military expenditure fell in 2013 as the United States and other Western countries cut back, but spending in emerging economies grew, a Swedish think tank said on Monday.
Today, April 14 marks the Global Day of Action on military spending (GDAMS), an initiative coordinated by the international peace Bureau in Geneva.
Had these cuts not been made, military expenditure would even have risen worldwide since most countries raised their military budgets, according to a new report published by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute ( SIPRI). SIPRI's annual ...
Global military spending fell for a second consecutive year in 2013, mainly on the back of cuts in the US, a Swedish-based peace research institute says.
World military expenditure totalled $1.75 trillion in 2013, a fall of 1.9 per cent in real terms since 2012, according to figures released today by Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI).
SIPRI estimates China's military budget at $188 billion, Russia's at $87.9 billion and Saudi Arabia's at $67 billion.
"Japan's concerns over China's growing military power, combined with the Japanese government's own nationalist policies, have led to Japan ending its long, gradual decline in military spending," said Perlo-Freeman. "Nevertheless, the largest increase ...
BERLIN - Russia spends more on arms compared to its GDP than the US and European countries, according to fresh figures released on April 14 by SIPRI, a military spending research group. Read more here. READ MORE IN SECTION. Russia and former ...
According to SIPRI's latest report, the major cause of the 2-percent drop stemmed from changes the United States' military budget, the top spender in the world. Washington-approved budget cuts led to a 7.8 percent drop year-on-year, down to $640 billion.
Berlin - Russia spends more on arms compared to its GDP than the US and European countries, according to fresh figures released Monday (14 April) by SIPRI, a military spending research group. The US remains the world's top military spender in gross ...
USS Ronald Reagan and other ships from RIMPAC 2010 transit the Pacific. the United States, a Pacific power whose military spending is not included in the Asia figures, has also played an important role in driving up the expenditures in the region ...
14 April 2014 - Marking the Global Day of Action on military spending, the United Nations independent expert on the promotion of a democratic and equitable international order called on all governments to boost transparency and cuts in military ...
The world cut its military spending in 2013, marking the second consecutive year that global military expenditure has fallen, according to the latest report from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI).
... deteriorated and poses a threat to damage aircraft and equipment. "Present day downsizing and huge, potentially dangerous and destructive cuts in military spending have made securing new milcon (military construction) a very daunting task," Smith said.
In the United States on this Global Day of Action Against military spending groups around the country will be calling on Congress to cut the military budget which already is more than the next biggest 13 spenders worldwide combined. In Pittsburgh the ...
Saudi military spending has more than doubled in 10 years, according to the institute's report, which was released on Monday.
military spending protested on tax day. Chico Enterprise-Record. Posted: 04/12/2014 05:08:41 PM PDT. A protest is planned Tuesday - tax day - to raise awareness about the percentage of tax dollars allocated for military spending instead of ...
Despite US military budget cuts, Hagel spared no effort during his trip to tell East Asian nations the region remains a priority for Washington and that the US will not shy away from confronting China.
This is why the Minnesota Arms Spending Alternatives Project is using the simple resolution process to fuel a public debate on military spending. Several city councils, including those in Minneapolis and St. Paul, and more than 150 organizations and ...
people are beginning to pay more attention to China's military budget than its trade and investment relations with the developing world.
A global security research organisation has added its voice to a collection of government budget watchdog groups in calling for Turkey to make its military budget smaller and more transparent. In a report authored by Nurhan Yenturk, a scholar at ...
With the world's biggest military, China far outnumbers rival Japan in manpower, ships, aircraft and defence spending, but analysts say underlying weaknesses leave it still wary of a fight.
Beijing (AFP) - With the world's biggest military, China far outnumbers rival Japan in manpower, ships, aircraft and defence spending, but analysts say underlying weaknesses leave it still wary of a fight.
The U.S.S. George Washington, one of the navy's 11 aircraft carriers, needs money for fuel. A gas card won't do. It takes several years to refuel an aircraft carrier, at a cost of more than $1 billion.
Beijing (AFP) - With the world's biggest military, China far outnumbers rival Japan in manpower, ships, aircraft and defence spending, but analysts say underlying weaknesses leave it still wary of a fight.
As recently as 1995, the U.S. accounted for 59% of NATO military spending; it's now 72% though the U.S. military has been shrinking.
In comparison, Singapore has a military budget of $12 billion, more than 4 percent of its GDP, while Australia spends $26 billion.
The governor told the gathering that he will also seek to diversify Virginia's economy, now heavily reliant on military spending, by seeking to encourage energy sector growth. "Finally, we have moved forward on sale of leases off shore," he said ...
"When you land in a battleground state, and you plan a speech the next day on, say, military spending," she said, it can be jarring to see a barrage of supposedly friendly TV ads on a different topic.
Xi was at pains to point out that the military budget's size was in no way excessive considering the scope of China's security requirements.
You might be shocked that this investment of over half a trillion dollars in military spending doesn't include war activities - and that war spending is also going up while the war is winding down.
Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) on Wednesday defended his budget's call to increase military spending by complaining that the U.S.
China's much touted rise in military spending has come without any real change in the share of GDP it devotes to it. Closer to home, Singapore spends nearly twice what Australia does in terms of GDP, but still buys less than half what Australia can in ...


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