Here's an interesting chart, GDP vs. defense budget for all countries. The US 
is high at 3.5%, most other big spenders are in the Middle East and Africa. 
Europe trends 1 to 2%. The chart also contains historical data, and US defense 
spending has dropped by over 1% during the last 5 years, which is $167B 
annually. 

 Military expenditure (% of GDP) | Data | Table 
http://data.worldbank.org/indicator/MS.MIL.XPND.GD.ZS 
 
 Military expenditure (% of GDP) | Data | Table 
http://data.worldbank.org/indicator/MS.MIL.XPND.GD.ZS Afghanistan 1.8 1.1 1.1 
1.3 Albania 1.5 1.5 
 
 
 
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---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <jr_esq@...> wrote :

 The US has an undisputed hold to the number 1 spot.  Canada is ranked 20th and 
Germany is surprisingly just above last  in overall strength.  Another 
conundrum is that Egypt has about 1,000  Abrams M1A1 tanks,  don't use them, 
and are put in storage.  What happens if ISIS take over their country?
 

 RANKED: The world's 20 strongest militaries 
http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/photos/ranked-the-worlds-20-strongest-militaries/ss-BBs4oOh#image=2
 
 
 
http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/photos/ranked-the-worlds-20-strongest-militaries/ss-BBs4oOh#image=2
 
 RANKED: The world's 20 strongest militaries 
http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/photos/ranked-the-worlds-20-strongest-militaries/ss-BBs4oOh#image=2
 US Air Force Despite budget cuts and a reduction in size, the US has 
maintained its position as the world's strongest military, according to a 
report on globali...


 
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