Military spending is a huge, way out of proportion, drain on resources and a major source of massive deficits. US military spending ($649 billion) is more than twice that of China ($250 billion) which is in 2nd place. In fact, the US spending is more than the sum of spending of the next SEVEN countries (2-8) (and just a few bucks less than including the 9th!) I am not real proud of being from the country with by far the greatest military spending on this world. If we would clean up our foreign policy, stop the worthless wars we find ourselves in, and most importantly shed the mantle of the world’s policeman, our military spending could plummet (as would deficit spending). The national psyche of policing the world while pushing our preferred mode of government, “democracy,” is truly debilitating. OBTW, the country that spends the third most is Saudi Arabia, our bitch in the Mideast (or are we their’s). For what good that does them. This data is very easily obtained. The specific numbers came from a table from CNN. No agenda, it was simply the easiest to import and sum up.