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World spends less on military: SIPRI

World spends less on military: SIPRI

The world spent less on weapons and military services in 2012 than the year before, the first annual drop since 1998, a Swedish think tank said on Monday. But despite the overall decrease, driven mainly by budget cuts in the […]


South America doubled military spending in five years

South America doubled military spending in five years

Military spending across South America has doubled in the past five years, although there is no noticeable arms race, a report published by a regional grouping said Friday. From 2006 to 2010, annual spending went from $17.6 billion to $33.2 […]


The Military Imbalance: How the US Outspends the World

The Military Imbalance: How the US Outspends the World

The International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) has released its annual series of reports on international defense spending, The Military Balance 2012. The full text is subscriber-only, but a summary press release, detailed table of contents, and a very useful […]


Global military spending soars despite crisis: report

Global military spending soars despite crisis: report

Stockholm: Global military expenditures soared to a record high last year, unscathed by the economic downturn, with the United States accounting for more than half of increase, a think tank said Wednesday. In 2009, 1,531 billion dollars (1,244 billion euros) […]


China, India raising military spendings: IISS

China, India raising military spendings: IISS

LONDON: Asian states led by China and India are surging ahead with military spending as they recover strongly from the global slowdown, while Europe and the US feel the pinch, a study said Wednesday. The US military remains “under severe […]


Taiwan cuts military spending amid improved China ties

Taiwan cuts military spending amid improved China ties

Taipei: Taiwan has scaled back its military budget for 2010, officials said Tuesday, amid generally warming ties with its former bitter rival China. Taiwan’s parliament, controlled by the Beijing-friendly Kuomintang party, rubber-stamped a budget of 297.4 billion Taiwan dollars (9.3 […]


 
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