Monday, June 8, 2009

UK drops to 4th in defence spending

The UK has dropped to 4th in the world defence spending league behind France spending a mere $65.3 billion. This drop has been attributed to recent defence cuts and the fall of the pound against the dollar and euro. Still a top 5 placing is still very good for jolly old Blighty but top of the hit parade is the US of course with $607 billion just shading China in second place with -er- $84.9 billion.

A tiny defence budget means the US can only afford cheapo weapons like the F-22

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