PENTAGON – Eighteen years after the deadliest terror attack on U.S. soil, the world’s military spending is at an all-time high.
According to data from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, military spending was $1.8 trillion in 2018 alone, which SIPRI Senior Researcher Pieter Wezeman called a “worrying trend.”
“We have to see that as a warning signal, not necessarily something which will lead to war, but something which needs very close attention,” Wezeman told VOA.
Military spending hit a post-Cold War low in 1998, but took a sharp rise after the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, which killed nearly 3,000 people.
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WNU Editor: China is driving this increase. SIPRI’s report is here …. World military expenditure grows to $1.8 trillion in 2018 (SIPRI).