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                           2013 USA Defense budget is going to be  635 billion dollars.



                     (that's more than the rest of the whole world's total defense budgets combined)







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Post time 2012-12-27 21:44:28 |Display all floors
Look at China' defence budget

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Post time 2012-12-28 22:57:23 |Display all floors
This post was edited by exportedkiwi at 2012-12-28 21:59
dusty1 Post time: 2012-12-27 20:44
Look at China' defence budget

It is admittedly not so large compared with the US budget but there are underlying factors few here to consider as far as the US goes such as salaries, operational costs, maintenance, pensions, the VA, R & D and so on.
Not so much of the budget (in the US) is spent on procurement these days really.

EDIT: if the US didn't spend so much on the DOD, think of how much more the US economy would suffer! How many folks depend on their salaries from the military budget? Millions!

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exportedkiwi Post time: 2012-12-28 22:57
It is admittedly not so large compared with the US budget but there are underlying factors few here ...

The Americans are closing military bases, and redusung the number of troops they have, they are cutting their defense spending.

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dusty1 Post time: 2012-12-29 05:14
The Americans are closing military bases, and redusung the number of troops they have, they are cu ...

Yes but the US often closes bases. It's almost an annual thing to streamline the military and reduce costs in the long term.
As for reducing troops, well, you'll find that a lot will be transferred to the active reserves, much like China's previous troop reduction a few years ago. The troops merely became the people's armed police!

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Post time 2012-12-29 08:04:44 |Display all floors
exportedkiwi Post time: 2012-12-29 07:55
Yes but the US often closes bases. It's almost an annual thing to streamline the military and redu ...

True, that is what we where in East Timor

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