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How Three Global Powers Are Approaching Defense Spending

Created on November 6, 2015

How Three Global Powers Are Approaching Defense Spending

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Read the original report, "Assessing Common Arguments for Cutting National Security Spending: Informing Current and Future Budget Debates," by Justin T. Johnson.

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In three years, the U.S. has cut defense spending by nearly one-fifth, while China and Russia have increased defense spending by nearly one-third.

Source: Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, SIPRI Military Expenditure Database, http://www.sipri.org/research/ armaments/milex/milex_database (accessed July 31, 2015).

CHART 4 • BG 3053

Tags: defense, national-security, entitlements