New Internationalist

Arms trade infographic

Issue 448

The ‘war on terror’ saw the west splurge its peace dividend in a frenzy of arms spending. Check out some astonishing facts and figures…

  1. SIPRI Military Expenditure Database 2011
  2. SIPRI Yearbook 2011.
  3. SIPRI: nin.tl/v1bj70
  4. Robert Pollin and Heidi Garret-Peltier, ‘The US Employment Effects of Military and Domestic Spending Priorities’, PERI, 2009.
  5. William D Hartung, ‘Military Spending: A poor job creator’, Center for International Policy,
  6. September 2011: nin.tl/vbLmlJ
  7. Mike Ludwig, ‘US Military Paid $1.1 Trillion to Contractors That Defrauded the Government’, Truthout, 20 October 2011: truth-out.org

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