Originally Posted by Pawnmower
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.
I can only go on what I read. If it is so widely well known, why didn't I read about that?
However, that is besides the point. My point is there is room for research and it will benefit us all in the end.
Spending money building up military isn't the best way to spend on defense anyway. Paying off the oversees investors is.