US Spends More on War Than Next 7 Nations Combined

China is a distant 2nd
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted May 2, 2018 8:09 AM CDT
In this April 4, 2018, file photo, a US soldier sits on an armored vehicle in Manbij, north Syria.   (AP Photo/Hussein Malla, File)
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(Newser) – A "near-constant state of war" is just one of the reasons the US spends more than any other country in the world on its military—by a long shot. If the next seven major military spenders combined their funds, they still wouldn't measure up, according to a list compiled by 24/7 Wall St., though China is making strides. The 10 countries that spent the most on war in 2017:

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