Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Ridiculous facts About US Defence Expenditure


Today the U.S. military has over 700 bases (some say it is actually over 1000 bases) in 130 different countries around the globe.

It is estimated that it costs about $100 billion a year to maintain these bases.
Today the U.S. military has over 700 bases (some say it is actually over 1000 bases) in 130 different countries around the globe.

The U.S. military budget for 2010 was $693 billion.

The U.S. military budget for 2010 was $693 billion.
Source: TheHill

However, when you throw in all "off budget" items and other categories of "defense" spending not covered in the Pentagon budget you get a grand total of somewhere between $1.01 and $1.35 trillion spent on national defense in 2010.

However, when you throw in all "off budget" items and other categories of "defense" spending not covered in the Pentagon budget you get a grand total of somewhere between $1.01 and $1.35 trillion spent on national defense in 2010.
Source: Wikipedia


The truth is that U.S. military spending is greater than the military spending of China, Russia, Japan, India, and the rest of NATO combined.

Total U.S. military spending makes up approximately 44 percent of all the military spending on the entire globe.

The Pentagon currently gobbles up 56 percent of all discretionary spending by the federal government.

Together, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan cost more than $150 billion a year.

Up to this point, it is estimated that the U.S. government has spent over 373 billion dollars on the war in Afghanistan.

Up to this point, it is estimated the the U.S. government has spent over 745 billion dollars on the war in Iraq.

Since 2001, the total cost of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan breaks down to $3,644 for every man, woman and child in the United States.

The total price tag for each F-22 fighter jet is approximately $350 million.

The Sustainable Defense Task Force has produced a report which shows that the U.S. could easily slash a trillion dollars from the defense budget over the next ten years.

Source: COMW

The truth is that the U.S. government has accumulated the biggest mountain of debt in the history of the world.

The truth is that the U.S. government has accumulated the biggest mountain of debt in the history of the world.
The truth is that the U.S. government has accumulated the biggest mountain of debt in the history of the world.

Source: The Debt

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