The article I read this week had an interesting take on US defense spending levels. The fact that defense levels are up 45% since pre-9/11 levels is indicative of the arms race that was claimed in the article. I thought it was especially interesting that the US outspends some of our largest competitors by such a large margin (7 times over Russia and 3 over China). Ultimately, the article was relatively repetitive with everything else I’ve posted so those were the important parts to emphasize.

 

https://firstlook.org/theintercept/2015/04/20/u-s-military-still-spending-45-911-much-next-7-top-spending-countries-combined/

-Nicole