TITLE

Middle East military spending soars

AUTHOR(S)
Gearon, Eamonn
PUB. DATE
August 2006
SOURCE
Middle East;Aug/Sep2006, Issue 370, p20
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the increasing military expenditure in the Middle East. The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute reported a military expenditure of $1.12 trillion in 2005. In spite of this all-time high figure, it was noted that, except for the United States and the Middle East, global arms spending actually declined in most regions. Saudi Arabia among all the countries of the Middle East showed the highest expenditure as well as the greatest increase.
ACCESSION #
22044503

 

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