Military spending

Discussion in 'Military' started by Maggdy, Feb 19, 2016.

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    My opinion it terrific waste of money, while people starve or live in misery in the world.

    "World military expenditure in 2014 was an estimated $1776 billion. The total was equivalent to 2.3 per cent of world GDP. Total spending fell by 0.4 per cent in real terms between 2013 and 2014, the third consecutive year of falling global spending. Military spending fell in North America, Western and Central Europe, and Latin America & the Caribbean, but increased in Asia and Oceania, the Middle East, Eastern Europe and Africa. China , Russia and Saudi Arabia all continued to make substantial increases in military expenditure. Saudi Arabia's 17 per cent increase was the highest of any country in the top 15 military spenders in 2014. Read more about recent trends in military expenditure for 2014 here."

    The share of world military expenditure of the 15 states with the highest expenditure in 2014.png World military expenditure 1988-2014.png

    "The SIPRI military expenditure project was established in 1967 to study developments in world military expenditure. Military expenditure is an indicator of the economic resources devoted to military purposes. The project monitors and analyses trends in military expenditure over time, looking at their economic, political and security drivers and their implications for global peace, security and development."

    © Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) Signalistgatan 9, SE-169 70 Solna, Sweden. Tel +46-8-655 97 00. Fax +46-8-655 97 33 Welcome to SIPRI — www.sipri.org
     
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    The world is not my concern

    IMO our military expenditures are the biggest foreign aid donations we make.
    It's time for us to spend less defending other countries when they refuse to defend themselves
     
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    I don't think Syria, Libya, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Yemen can take much more of that aid. Their cups runneth over.
     
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    I guess I made the mistake of thinking you were all smart enough to realize that I wasn't talking about countries with which we are actively militarily engaged but rather those where we spend billions every year merely stationing our soldiers to protect their borders.
     
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    Like Iraq, that was defending itself before Bush invaded?
     
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    We could always just go back to the 1930s model, and we know there was no misery or waste of money then.... right? Just let a dictator do whatever he wants, and as we all know, there was no misery or waste of money under hitler.

    Yes, if we just cancel the military, everyone will live in absolute bliss.....
     
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    The ignorance is bliss crowd

    the internet says was have homeless b/c we spend money on the military.

    did any of you fools ever wonder; Where there homeless people before hand?
     
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    Bush invaded?

    must have gone poorly for him, all by himself.


    OOOO, you meant the Congress approved invasion

    I get leftist lies mixed up, there's so fucking many of them
     
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    Wow, you're really out to twist and turn, aren't you? C-in-C of the armed forces at the time of the invasion of Iraq was.......? Who?
     
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    Which changes absolutely nothing of the truth he gave.

    Bush didn't do anything alone. The Congress gave approval of everything. Just like we have video of democrats taking tours of the CIA water boarding facilities. You people just lie non-stop to support whatever ignorance you are pushing in the moment.
     
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