Defense Secretary Mark Esper announced the movement of 12,000 U.S. troops out of Germany (6,400 to home, 5,600 repositioned in Europe.) President Trump had previously cited Germany’s lack of meeting its financial obligations to NATO.
Vivid Maps has created graphics on military expenditures by country for 2020 (above). They also took at look at spending per capita, which shows interesting changes. (below).
|1. U.S.||649||1. UAE||2,363|
|2. China||204||2. Saudi Arabia||2,005|
|3. Saudi Arabia||68||3. U.S.||1,986|
|4. India||67||4. Singapore||1,923|
|5. France||64||5. Israel||1,795|
|6. Russia||62||6. Kuwait||1,764|
|7. U.K.||50||7. Oman||1,389|
|8. Germany||49||8. Norway||1,330|
|9. Japan||47||9. Australia||1,069|
|10. South Korea||43||10. France||953|