April 24, 2014
By Ben Armbruster
The amount the United States spends on its military and other defense related budget items amounts to nearly 40 percent of the global total, according to a new graphic published by the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation on Thursday.
The world spend $1.56 trillion on defense in 2013, with the U.S and its allies making up a large majority of those expenditures.
The U.S. spent just over $600 billion in 2013, which includes the war in Afghanistan and the Department of Energy’s nuclear budget. That was six times more than what China spent, with Russia, Saudi Arabia and the United Kingdom rounding out the top five.
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