Military Spending

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More than a trillion dollars is spent every year on military budgets around the world. From the United States, at the top of the list, to Gambia at the bottom. Every country, no matter how small, has some form of a military. Take a look at this.

Military Spending Data

Military Spending Data

More than a trillion dollars is spent every year on military budgets around the world. From the United States, at the top of the list, to Gambia at the bottom. Every country, no matter how small, has some form of a military. Take a look at this.


The Brazilian government is in the middle of a major program, expected to last decades, to both modernize its armed forces, and increase its military exports. By 2025, it hopes to put the first Brazilian-built nuclear powered submarine into service. In an exclusive interview with CCTV, Brazil’s defense minister said that as a “growing power”, his country must have a properly resourced army, navy, and air force. Stephen Gibbs has “Insight” from Rio de Janeiro.
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Brazil Spends 1.4% of GDP on Defense Programs

Brazil Spends 1.4% of GDP on Defense Programs

The Brazilian government is in the middle of a major program, expected to last decades, to both modernize its armed forces, and increase its military exports. By 2025, it hopes to put the first Brazilian-built nuclear powered submarine into service. In an exclusive interview with CCTV, Brazil's defense minister said that as a "growing power", his country must have a properly resourced army, navy, and air force. Stephen Gibbs has "Insight" from Rio de Janeiro.


For more into the issue of military spending around the world, Benjamin Friedman, the research fellow in defense and homeland security studies at the CATO Institute, joined CCTV’s discussion.
Interview with Benjamin Friedman on Global Defense Spending

Interview with Benjamin Friedman on Global Defense Spending

For more into the issue of military spending around the world, Benjamin Friedman, the research fellow in defense and homeland security studies at the CATO Institute, joined CCTV's discussion.