our military spending exceeds ALL global military spending if you don’t count china, which spends about 15% of what we spend.
some analyses relate military spending to GDP, but I am not sure what the relevance of doing that is, as opposed to absolute spending.
let’s say we cut our military spending to be maybe 1/2 of the next top military spenders combined…. would those nations not work to defend peace and commerce? are we unfairly subsidizing the peace rather than having other nations chip in their fair share of spending?
and now look at this chart:
and this one… the pie chart is sort of eye-popping. the usa represents nearly half of ALL global military spending according to the pie chart.http://www.globalissues.org/article/75/world-military-spendingSummary: I am really challenged to believe that significant cuts in the military will threaten world peace.