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Sunday, March 26, 2017

The Massive US Military Machine: $596 Billion Defense Budget, 800 Plus Military Bases

Infograph. The US military machine and its global presence in charts

Global Research, March 26, 2017
The Duran 20 March 2017

Trump’s budget for 2018, proposes cutting lots of stuff, from the EPA to the NEA and even small cuts at NASA. One of the few departments that will not see any cuts was the US Department of Defense.
In 2015, Politico estimated that there are 800 U.S. bases abroad. The cots to maintain this massive military global footprint runs up to $100 billion annually.
The Visual Capitalist has summed up the huge US military machine the Infograph and accompanying charts below…
If the proposed budget ultimately passes in Congress, the DoD would be allocated an extra $54 billion in federal funding – a 10% increase that would be one of the largest one-year defense budget increases in American History.
To put the proposed increase in context, the United States already spends more on defense than the next seven countries combined. Meanwhile, the additional $54 billion is about the size of the United Kingdom’s entire defense budget.
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Internationally, there are under 200,000 troops that are stationed in 177 countries. Here are the top 20 countries they are stationed in…
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