Tuesday, January 8

Understanding the U.S. Defense Budget

In 2011, the United States spent more on its military than the next 13 nations combined.

This and other very interesting analysis of the U.S. military budget can be found in Brad Plumer's recent Washington Post article. To add some additional perspective, I always like to mention the number of active aircraft carriers that the United States maintains: 10 (compared to all other nations with 2 or 1).