Friday, February 23, 2007
If you click on the link in this entry's title, it will take you to the home page for a site called Global Issues. This is apparently a website that tracks certain issues such as military spending, global warming, racism, and other issues that affect all of us. According to this website, America's military spending has gone up from 288 billion in 2000 to 441 billion in fiscal year 2006, not counting the war in Iraq and Afghanistan. We spend almost seven times on our military as the number two nation, which is China. (You can see the graph here: http://www.globalissues.org/Geopolitics/ArmsTrade/Spending.asp ). The site's operator gives the sources for the information he posts and links to more information. Check it out, you will find it very interesting.