Tonje Fredheim

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War is Good Business and Only the Innocent Suffer · Guardian Liberty Voice

A Political and Social Commentary by Alfred James<p>The history of mankind is measured by wars. Humans are aggressive by nature, and the proclivity for …

Why Washington’s Trillions of Military Dollars Would Be Better Spent Elsewhere

Singapore Airshow: Asia-Pacific spending up on defence

<b>Throughout history, a region or country's economic growth has often been followed by a rise in defence spending.</b><p>Asia-Pacific as a region is witnessing this phenomenon currently.<p>In fact, it is the only region in the world that has seen a steady rise in defence spending over the past five years and …

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Military cuts mean 'no US partnership', Robert Gates warns Britain

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1044000/1044453_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522568431_0185b49a537ec3b071aef61c9121e5f3<p><b>UK armed forces cuts will limit the country's ability to be a major player on the world stage, ex-US defence secretary Robert Gates has warned.</b><p>The UK …

Robert Gates

Lifting the Shroud on China's Defense Spending: Trends, Drivers, and Implications

Andrew S. Erickson is an Associate Professor in the U.S. Naval War College's China Maritime Studies Institute. Adam P. Liff is a Doctoral Candidate …

Why defence spending can help to promote longer-term growth

Defence spending is being cut across much of the developed world. The budgetary motivations for this are clear; the strategic, geopolitical and terrorism-related implications less so. But what are the macroeconomic implications?<p>When spending in other areas, such as transport or housing or public …

Armed, Overbearing and Dangerous

US military spending is far too excessive for legitimate defense needs<p>Officials in both the Bush and Obama administrations have argued that China’s …

Strategy, scenarios, and the global shift in defense power

As the strategic landscape shifts, an economic-scenario approach can help defense organizations grapple with uncertainty.<p><b>The art of strategy,</b> in …

Global Peace Index 2013

World military spending falls, but China, Russia’s spending rises, says SIPRI | SIPRI

World military expenditure totalled $1.75 trillion in 2012, a fall of 0.5 per cent in real terms since 2011, according to figures released today by …

World Military Spending — Global Issues

Author and Page information<p>This Page Last Updated Sunday, June 30, 2013<p>This page: http://www.globalissues.org/article/75/world-military-spending.<p>To …

Military spending: how much does the military cost each country, listed | News | theguardian.com

Redirect military expenditure to ensure a sustainable future

Global military spending was $1.75tn in 2012. With 19,000 children under five dying every day, Kumi Naidoo argues this money could be far better spent elsewhere<p>Last year $1.75tn was spent on the world's military, according to new estimates released this Monday by the Stockholm International Peace …

Military Spending