Special Report

What the US Spent on the Military Every Year Since 1970

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1975: $92.08 billion
> Increase from previous year: 3.14% — #27 largest Increase on list

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1976: $94.72 billion
> Increase from previous year: 2.87% — #29 largest Increase on list

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1977: $104.67 billion
> Increase from previous year: 10.50% — #10 largest Increase on list

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1978: $113.38 billion
> Increase from previous year: 8.32% — #15 largest Increase on list

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1979: $126.88 billion
> Increase from previous year: 11.91% — #7 largest Increase on list

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