Military budgets. Whether the imperial roman in the past or america today many empires seem to exhibit similar features. The black budget is an account expenses and spending related to military research and covert operationsthe black budget is mostly classified due to security reasons. The purpose of the military has typically been to aid economic objectives.
Global military spending reached 1739 trillion in 2017 up 11 from 2016. In the modern era this would imply the current form of globalization which many perceive around the world to be unequal. In 2014 us military spending reached 571 billion a huge distance ahead of second placed chinas 1294.
Outpaces all other nations in military expenditures. World military spending totaled more than 16 trillion in 2015. A black budget is a government budget that is allocated for classified or other secret operations of a nation.
Us and world military spending and budgets are very high almost back to cold war levels. Accounted for 37 percent of the total. No country worldwide comes close to matching the united states in military expenditure.
The black budget can be complicated to calculate but in the united states it has been estimated to be over us50. In 2017 the usa spent more on its military than the next seven highest spending countries combined according to sipri. List by the international institute for strategic studies top 15 defence budgets 2017.
Usaa has opened up most of their banking products to non military folks now.