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This Chart Shows How The Rest Of The World Doesn't Even Come Close To US Military Spending

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posted on Apr, 20 2014 @ 01:04 AM
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Earlier this week, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) released a Fact Sheet identifying global, regional, and national trends in military expenditures.

According to the report, the United States led the world in military spending with $640 billion in 2013 alone. China is the closest nation to follow the US at $188 billion — which is less than one-third of America's overall spending.

The U.S. reduced their defense budget by 7.8 percent whereas Russia increased arms spending by $88 billion.

For the first time in a decade, Russia devoted a larger share of its GDP to the armed forces than the US.

According to the report, a decrease in American spending is due to the reduction of overseas military operations, chiefly in Afghanistan and Iraq.

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Instead of cutting back on Military pay and benefits, looks like they could cut back somewhere else
That's a lot of dough compared to other countries!!




posted on Apr, 20 2014 @ 01:19 AM
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They can't cut anything out of the $600+ billion U$D DoD Budget cost and here is why ...

It underpins 7% of the USA's current economy and employs over 1 million workers [about 1% of the workforce] who probably support 2 - 4 other people!

Mess with those numbers at your own peril!



posted on Apr, 20 2014 @ 01:22 AM
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I do not believe that is quite that clear.

2.3 Trillion Dollars went missing the day before 911. The money was DOD money. What happened to it?

Much of the US expenditure goes to Corporations, who seem to make it disappear like a bowel movement and they are very regular.

When China spends money on defense, most of that money goes where it is supposed to and their unit costs are extremely low. They do not spend hundreds of dollars on the proverbial ashtray.

Much of this US expenditure goes into things like overseas bases and war waste.

Meanwhile, Russia and China spend without these problems, and spend wisely. A few million here and there and they get the plans for the latest fighter or weapon system. That is very sound fiscal policy!

What you need to consider is that the US is going down a road where they rely more and more on very expensive items with small quantities where using that asset in theater is complicated by the question, can we afford to lose it?

The numbers do not tell the whole story.

Not by a long shot.

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posted on Apr, 20 2014 @ 01:35 AM
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2.3 Trillion Dollars went missing the day before 911. The money was DOD money. What happened to it?



Oh hell, I had forgotten about that.....

Yeah, I know the chart is just generalizing things, but what a big leap in US spending



posted on Apr, 20 2014 @ 01:44 AM
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originally posted by: DietJoke
They can't cut anything out of the $600+ billion U$D DoD Budget cost and here is why ...

It underpins 7% of the USA's current economy and employs over 1 million workers [about 1% of the workforce] who probably support 2 - 4 other people!

Mess with those numbers at your own peril!


What happens if that money was put into stimulating other parts of the economy? Do you think that somehow military spending is the only area that this money could help the economy?

That, and the enormous wastage (and disappearance) of sums of money that make the mind boggle.



posted on Apr, 20 2014 @ 01:56 AM
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a reply to: cuckooold


What happens if that money was put into stimulating other parts of the economy? Do you think that somehow military spending is the only area that this money could help the economy?


Then 1 million + federal employees would need retraining and that takes time and money, which nobody has either of at the current time being!

And all those current American military industrial complex jobs and products would also be at risk!

It would TANK the USA and Global economies over night ... but overnight change is what is required to save us!

The situation is THAT BAD!


Here is why ...

The utter collapse of human civilization will be ‘difficult to avoid,’ NASA funded study says



posted on Apr, 20 2014 @ 02:12 AM
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How about you list military spending per GDP. Or are we just wanting to lie and inflate the numbers? This also includes PEACEKEEPING forces expenditures.

Country name 2009 2010 2011 2012
South Sudan 5.1 4.3 5.8 9.4
Oman 9.6 8.3 6.1 8.6
Saudi Arabia 9.6 8.6 7.2 8.0
Israel 6.6 6.1 5.9 5.7
Jordan 5.8 5.1 4.6 4.7
Azerbaijan 3.3 2.8 4.7 4.6
Algeria 3.9 3.5 4.3 4.6
Russian Federation 4.7 4.3 4.1 4.5
United States 4.6 4.7 4.6 4.2

data.worldbank.org...



posted on Apr, 20 2014 @ 02:17 AM
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It's been like this for decades. It didn't really start until World War I. But when the United States decided it was time to take action, it took action. And World War II was even bigger. During the Cold War, I don't know if you knew this, but the Soviet Union gave out exaggerated numbers of how many nuclear weapons it was making, and the United States always wanted to outdo them. So it spent hundreds of billions of unnecessary money on supposedly keeping up with them, all the while, the real stockpiles of the U. S. S. R. were far less than was let on. Ha ha ha.



posted on Apr, 20 2014 @ 02:29 AM
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a reply to: pheonix358

2.3 Trillion Dollars went missing the day before 911. The money was DOD money. What happened to it?

It was spent. And not the day before 911.
Did you not read the OP?

According to the report, the United States led the world in military spending with $640 billion in 2013 alone.
$2.3 trillion is the full DOD budget for 3.5 years. And you think it just disappeared one day?



The technology revolution has transformed organizations across the private sector, but not ours, not fully, not yet. We are, as they say, tangled in our anchor chain. Our financial systems are decades old. According to some estimates, we cannot track $2.3 trillion in transactions. We cannot share information from floor to floor in this building because it's stored on dozens of technological systems that are inaccessible or incompatible.

www.defense.gov...
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posted on Apr, 20 2014 @ 03:28 AM
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It was spent. And not the day before 911.


On what?

Whose pockets did it end up in.

The greatest military in the world and they can't communicate between floors in the same building.

The most advanced Nation on the face of our Planet? Do you really believe that utter drivel?

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posted on Apr, 20 2014 @ 06:43 AM
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should be added to that pie chart that 59% of americans are against any cut in military spending

www.isidewith.com...

nazirica



posted on Apr, 20 2014 @ 06:46 AM
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originally posted by: Phage
$2.3 trillion is the full DOD budget for 3.5 years. And you think it just disappeared one day?



the room in pentagon with all accountancy documents including official budgets and secret discretionary funds (as all "democracies" do) was destroyed on... 9/11

so yeah it did somehow disappeared in one day
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posted on Apr, 20 2014 @ 07:19 AM
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a reply to: pheonix358

the 2.3tril.....i wonder how that effected the budgets for the DoD over the next several years?

Did they write the loss off? Ammortize it out as an expense? From an accounting standpoint, I wonder how they balanced out that cash. That answer could explain a seemingly bloated annual budget.
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posted on Apr, 20 2014 @ 07:26 AM
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originally posted by: iSomeone
It didn't really start until World War I. But when the United States decided it was time to take action, it took action. And World War II was even bigger.


As you brought up WW1, by the time the US decided it was time to "take action", the War was pretty much over.

US Military might didn't really appear until just prior to WW2 and even then, they were pretty "average" anyway when compared to what Germany or the UK had. It really ramped up after the War when you got into the whole pissing contest with the Soviet Union.



posted on Apr, 20 2014 @ 08:24 AM
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originally posted by: bigfatfurrytexan
a reply to: pheonix358

the 2.3tril.....i wonder how that effected the budgets for the DoD over the next several years?

Did they write the loss off? Ammortize it out as an expense? From an accounting standpoint, I wonder how they balanced out that cash. That answer could explain a seemingly bloated annual budget.


It was the greatest magic act in the history of our species.

It put all the greats, like Houdini, to utter shame.

I think there was a line in the budget that just said '2.3T destroyed in fire' Perhaps that is why they are just printing so much money now, it is just replacing the loss.

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posted on Apr, 20 2014 @ 11:01 AM
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a reply to: pheonix358

Whose pockets did it end up in.
Contractors. Payroll. Waste. The places it gets spent.


The greatest military in the world and they can't communicate between floors in the same building.
Yes. Because the greatest military in the world is a bloated, inefficient and wasteful monster. Like the government in general.
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posted on Apr, 20 2014 @ 11:02 AM
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the room in pentagon with all accountancy documents including official budgets and secret discretionary funds (as all "democracies" do) was destroyed on... 9/11.

It was all in one room?
Sure.



posted on Apr, 20 2014 @ 11:12 AM
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a reply to: Phage

Funny, isn't it? All the dark secrets of the world in a single room - that's a "spies" wet dream, surely and totally against the compartmentalisation that normally follows such "secret" activities?

Just a case of making stuff up to fit a story, me thinks.



posted on Apr, 20 2014 @ 11:33 AM
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originally posted by: anHairInTheSoup

originally posted by: Phage
$2.3 trillion is the full DOD budget for 3.5 years. And you think it just disappeared one day?



the room in pentagon with all accountancy documents including official budgets and secret discretionary funds (as all "democracies" do) was destroyed on... 9/11

so yeah it did somehow disappeared in one day


You do not honestly believe this do you? Where do these stories come from? It amazes me clueless people are about the military/govemrent work.



posted on Apr, 20 2014 @ 01:51 PM
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a reply to: Phage

room with or without s, does it have to turn into semantic or is it a tactic to ignore the fact ?


On the 1st Floor of the E Ring and part of the D Ring, directly in the path of the oncoming airliner, the U.S. Army's Resource Services - Washington (RSW) office, part of the Office of the Administrative Assistant to the Secretary of the Army, employing 65 to 70 people, managed money and personnel for the headquarters staff.


emphasises is mine source is www.history.navy.mil...

you can put a lot of papers in one room, and even much more in a computer.

now go to audit the finance of the army after their administrative section (do you prefer the semantic ?) was blown by a "fireball" (dixit witness in that same report on that same website)





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