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Former Vice President Dick Cheney has a deep love for the military, and he’s never been shy about it. As a key figure in the Iraq war and as the nation’s official warmonger, he has remained a vocal figure regarding America’s
Super Hornet jet fighters are among Australia's imports from the US. Photograph: Dan Peled/AAP Australia's share of international arms imports has doubled in the past four years, making it the seventh largest major weapons importer in the world,
A ccording to the latest available figures, the Global military spending was down in 2012 for the first time since 1998. And for the second year in a row, arms sales from private industry to governments were down as well. Despite the decline in
The Czech Republic has cut its military spending in recent years and at present spends just over 1 percent of the equivalent of its GDP on defence...According to the army chief-of-staff, Petr Pavel, the military would need at least 50 billion crowns
34 The defence ministry has warned that Israel's security will be harmed unless funds are increased [Reuters] Israel's finance ministry has proposed slashing the country's military budget by six percent, leading to warnings the cuts would harm the
Lawmakers face pressure from lobbyists, after all, to keep expensive weapons programs going, particularly when they bring money and jobs to congressional districts.
Quaker Council for European Affairs and the Flemish Peace Institute, the Independent Expert, Alfred de Zayas, called for increased transparency on military expenditure: Since a democratic and equitable international order requires peace, States must
Based on the ever-changing number of troops President Barack Obama said the US will leave in Afghanistan and the recent deployment of troops to countries surrounding Ukraine, the Department of Defense (DoD) will prepare three funding scenarios,
Spending increases are largely clustered around the Middle East and the former Soviet Union. Afghanistan topped the list of nations that have increased spending with a 557% spike, largely stemming from its efforts to create a national army as U.S.
The two countries stayed ahead of Kenya, Tanzania and Rwanda which spent 1.9, 1.2 and 1.1 per cent of their GDP respectively. Uganda's defence spending has stayed over 2 per cent of GDP rising to 4 per cent in the last two decades, even as the rest