12 Apr '15, 10pm

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13 Apr. 2015: US military spending falls, increases in eastern Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia says SIPRI (Stockholm, 13 April 2015) World military expenditure totalled $1.8 trillion in 2014, a fall of 0.4 per cent in real terms since 2013, according to figures released today by Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). The comprehensive annual update of the SIPRI Military Expenditure Database is accessible from today at www.sipri.org. Read this press release in Arabic , Catalan , Français , Español or svenska (PDF). Download the Fact Sheet . Download additional background material for media. World military spending, while falling for the third year in a row, has levelled off as reductions in the United States and Western Europe were largely matched by increases in Asia and Oceania, the Middle East, Eastern Europe and Africa. Spending in Latin America ...

Full article: http://www.sipri.org/media/pressreleases/2015/milex-april...

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