Originally Posted by J Diddy
China topped $100 billion for the first time ever.
Its fairly well known that China's actual military budget FAR exceeds their published budget, by perhaps 3 times...I'm not sure of the exact amount (no one is), but there are plenty of studies & reports on this matter....in any case we certainly do NOT spend 5 times more than China. MAYBE 2 to 2.5.
And furthermore, their budget is rapidly increasing both as a whole and as a % of their gdp.