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Anchor for this item  posted October 19, 2002

Global Military Expenditures 2002 Global military expenditures currently exceed $800 BILLION!

The top military spenders are:

United States $343.2 Billion
Russia* $60 China
$42 Japan
$40.4 United Kingdom
$34 Saudi Arabia $27.2
France $25.3
Germany $21
Brazil $17.9
India $15.6
Italy $15.5
South Korea $11.8
*Based on 2000 funding (most recent year available)

Global Priorities
For approximately 30% of Annual World Military Expenditures (~$810 billion), all of the following could be accomplished

***: To Eliminate Starvation and Malnutrition ($19 billion)
To Provide Shelter ($21 billion)
To Remove Landmines ($4 billion)
To Build Democracy ($3 billion)
To Eliminate Nuclear Weapons ($7 billion)
To Refugee Relief ($5 billion)
To Eliminate Illiteracy ($5 billion)
To Provide Clean, Safe Water ($10 billion)
To Provide Health Care and AIDS Control ($21 billion)
To Stop Deforestation ($7 billion)
To Prevent Global Warming ($8 billion)
To Stabilize Population ($10.5 billion)
To Prevent Acid Rain ($8 billion)
To Provide Clean, Safe Energy: Energy Efficiency ($33 billion), Renewable Energy ($17 billion)
To Stop Ozone Depletion ($5 billion)
To Prevent Soil Erosion ($24 billion)
To Retire Developing Nations Debt ($30 billion)

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Sources: Center for Defense Information, Council for a Livable World, International Institute for Strategic Studies, US State Department, US Central Intelligence Agency

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