Special Report

What the US Spent on the Military Every Year Since 1970

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2015: $633.83 billion
> Increase from previous year: -2.16% — #41 largest Increase on list

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2016: $639.86 billion
> Increase from previous year: 0.95% — #36 largest Increase on list

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2017: $646.75 billion
> Increase from previous year: 1.08% — #34 largest Increase on list

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2018: $682.49 billion
> Increase from previous year: 5.53% — #21 largest Increase on list

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2019: $731.75 billion
> Increase from previous year: 7.22% — #19 largest Increase on list

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