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Global military spending remains high at $1.7 trillion

May 04, 2018

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CWN Editor's Note: Reflecting the concerns expressed during recent pontificates about the level of military spending worldwide, L’Osservatore Romano (5/4 Italian edition) devoted front-page coverage to this new report.

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  • Posted by: Randal Mandock - May. 05, 2018 11:23 AM ET USA

    Interesting report. The West's military spending is increasing almost as rapidly as China's is. But Russia's is down 20%. While I support whatever military readiness is needed to keep the vicious hordes at bay, I have to ask the question about who are the real peacemakers in today's world? The figures cited in the report may help us form a judgment in answer to that question.