Middle East military spending soars

Gearon, Eamonn
August 2006
Middle East;Aug/Sep2006, Issue 370, p20
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.


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