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Sweden raises military spending amid concerns over Russia

Sweden raises military spending amid concerns over Russia

Sweden said on Thursday it would raise defence spending by 6.2 billion kronor (677 million euros, $720 million) and bring back troops to a “strategic” Baltic island amid concerns over Russia’s military resurgence. The country’s left-wing government said most of […]


UK MoD Denies Spending Cuts, European Army

UK MoD Denies Spending Cuts, European Army

Discussion around the level of defence spending over the next Parliament continued to attract media coverage over the weekend and into the start of this week. A report in The Financial Times suggested that senior military figures were not expecting […]


China extends military splurge with 10.1% budget increase

China extends military splurge with 10.1% budget increase

China unveiled a fresh double-digit spending boost for its military on Thursday with a 10.1 percent increase in 2015, as it is embroiled in a series of territorial disputes with its neighbours. Beijing plans to raise its military spending to […]


Poland to spend billions on defence amid rumblings of war in Europe

Poland to spend billions on defence amid rumblings of war in Europe

Looking east to the bloody conflict gripping Ukraine, NATO-member Poland has kicked off an unprecedented military spending spree worth billions to overhaul its forces as Warsaw believes peace in Europe is no longer a given. The escalation of tensions with […]


Military Spending Rises In Asia, Middle East

Military Spending Rises In Asia, Middle East

U.S. defense spending dropped to 38 percent of the global total in 2014, compared to its 47 percent share in 2010, according to an assessment of global military capabilities published Wednesday in Britain. Analysts at the International Institute for Strategic […]


US Army Requests $126Bn for FY2016 Budget

US Army Requests $126Bn for FY2016 Budget

Included within the $126.5 billion the Army has asked for in its fiscal 2016 base annual budget, is some $230 million for professional military education for Soldiers. The request represents an increase of about 21 percent over the $190 million […]


Pentagon asks for more funds for high-tech weapons

F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

In a bid to keep the US military’s technological edge, President Barack Obama’s proposed budget for 2016 calls for an increase in defense spending to pay for high-tech weapons and training. The $585 billion request for the Pentagon would devote […]


Wars in the Middle East Have Cost Taxpayers Almost $1.7 Trillion

Wars in the Middle East Have Cost Taxpayers Almost $1.7 Trillion

A recent report from the Congressional Research Service, which examines the cost of Iraq, Afghanistan, and other global “War on Terror” operations since 9/11, calculates a cumulative (fiscal year 2001 through fiscal year 2014) nominal price tag of $1.6 trillion. […]


Philippines says US has lifted restrictions on military aid funds

Philippines says US has lifted restrictions on military aid funds

The United States has lifted restrictions on a small portion of its military assistance to the Philippines that was withheld over human rights concerns, the foreign minister said Thursday. The gesture affects about $15 million dollars that have been withheld […]


 
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