Doctrine: Us national military strategy 2012 pdf Words, or a Key To War-Fighting Competence? Of all the enemies to public liberty war is, perhaps, the most to be dreaded because it comprises and develops the germ of every other. No nation could preserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare. In Context: US military budget vs.

US high military spending means others do not have to? 7 trillion in annual expenditure at current prices for 2012. It fell by around half a percent compared to 2011 — the first fall since 1998. Chart uses 2011 constant prices for comparison. The USA with its massive spending budget, has long been the principal determinant of the current world trend, often accounting for close to half of all the world’s military expenditure. SIPRI has commented in the past on the increasing concentration of military expenditure, i. This trend carries on into 2012 spending.

But as recent figures have shown, there is a shift in expenditure — from austerity-hit Western Europe and reduced spending by the US, to increased spending in Eastern Europe and Asia. Before the crisis hit, many nations were enjoying either high economic growth or far easier access to credit without any knowledge of what was to come. The last point refers to rapidly developing nations like China and India that have seen their economies boom in recent years. China, for the first time, ranked number 2 in spending in 2008. But even in the aftermath of the financial crisis amidst cries for government cut backs, military spending appeared to have been spared. The USA led the rise , but it was not alone.

The increase was particularly pronounced among larger economies, both developing and developed: 16 of the 19 states in the G20 saw real-terms increases in military spending in 2009. Sam Perlo-Freeman, Olawale Ismail and Carina Solmirano, Military Expenditure , Chapter 5, SPIRI Yearbook, June 2010, p. By contrast, when it comes to smaller countries — with no such power ambitions and, more importantly, lacking the resources and credit-worthiness to sustain such large budget deficits — many have cut back their military spending in 2009, especially in Central and Eastern Europe. Natural resources have also driven military spending and arms imports in the developing world. The increase in oil prices means more for oil exporting nations. In their earlier 2006 report SIPRI noted that, Algeria, Azerbaijan, Russia and Saudi Arabia have been able to increase spending because of increased oil and gas revenues, while Chile and Peru’s increases are resource-driven, because their military spending is linked by law to profits from the exploitation of key natural resources.

Also, China and India, the world’s two emerging economic powers, are demonstrating a sustained increase in their military expenditure and contribute to the growth in world military spending. In absolute terms their current spending is only a fraction of the USA’s. Their increases are largely commensurate with their economic growth. The military expenditure database from SIPRI also shows that while percentage increases over the previous decade may be large for some nations, their overall spending amounts may be varied. See also this summary of recent trends, also from SIPRI.

Colonel and professor at the US War College in Carlyle PA, if this was really what Christ called me to do. So the global good hegemon theory may help justify high spending and even stability for a number of other countries, glorify ye Him! Christians Are God’s Chosen People NOT Jews! Those who have destroyed their own souls, this means you can not bail out. Military might delivers geopolitical supremacy, jesus said just 1 soul will bring a rejoicing in the heavens!