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    Default Global military spending 1.2 trillion in 2006

    What the article doesn't explicitly say is, the U.S. accounts for almost half this total (529 billion), or 44%, while Britain and France, for example, are at 4-5%.

    Draw your own conclusions.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070611/ts_nm/arms_sipri_dc

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    Default Re: Global military spending 1.2 trillion in 2006

    Yeah, who is more extremist now? I am sure Jesus would be ecstatic.

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    Default Re: Global military spending 1.2 trillion in 2006

    I am sure he would be ecstaic too.

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    Default Re: Global military spending 1.2 trillion in 2006

    The article said that China and India are the worlds largest armes importer. I would say that America has a lot of ever head and developement cost in these numbers that other countries dont have. Plus lets factor in the pay scale that our soldiers get paid compared to other countries. Not including housing and food plus the cost of running a war.

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    a lot of [o]ver head and developement cost

    plus the cost of running a war.

    The industrial tail wagging the dog? Oops, I didn't say that.
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    Default Re: Global military spending 1.2 trillion in 2006

    I was just pointing out why the number is so high and I see what you mean.

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    Yes, the reasons you give for the costs are a reasonable explanation.

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    Default Re: Global military spending 1.2 trillion in 2006

    But what sort of story do you suppose these figures tell the rest of the world (assuming we value their opinion)?

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    I think it tells them that we value the security of our nation and that we have the ability to provide support for our allies.

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