- The United States spends nearly as much on military power as every other country in the world combined, according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute. It says that we spend more than six times as much as the country with the next highest budget, China.
- The intelligence community is so vast that more people have “top secret” clearance than live in Washington, D.C.
- The U.S. will spend more on the war in Afghanistan this year, adjusting for inflation, than we spent on the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, the Mexican-American War, the Civil War and the Spanish-American War combined.
- The U.S. military now has more people in its marching bands than the State Department has in its foreign service
Sunday, December 26, 2010
Facts about our military spending
According to Nicholas Kristof: