Military budgets. List by the international institute for strategic studies top 15 defence budgets 2017. The purpose of the military has typically been to aid economic objectives. Whether the imperial roman in the past or america today many empires seem to exhibit similar features.
In 2017 the usa spent more on its military than the next seven highest spending countries combined according to sipri. Outpaces all other nations in military expenditures. Us and world military spending and budgets are very high almost back to cold war levels.
List by the stockholm international peace research institute 2018 fact sheet for 2017 sipri military expenditure database. The 12 countries that spend the highest proportion of gdp on their military. Usaa has opened up most of their banking products to non military folks now.
In 2014 us military spending reached 571 billion a huge distance ahead of second placed chinas 1294. No country worldwide comes close to matching the united states in military expenditure. A black budget is a government budget that is allocated for classified or other secret operations of a nation.
In the modern era this would imply the current form of globalization which many perceive around the world to be unequal. The black budget can be complicated to calculate but in the united states it has been estimated to be over us50. Global military spending reached 1739 trillion in 2017 up 11 from 2016.
The black budget is an account expenses and spending related to military research and covert operationsthe black budget is mostly classified due to security reasons.