Military Expenditure

2012 in US $  billion


USA          682

China       166

Japan        59

ROK          31

DPRK         6          


Source:     USA,  China, Japan, ROK:    SIPRI Military Expenditure Database   © SIPRI 2013   DPRK:   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Korean_People's_Army


Cost of War to the United States:  http://costofwar.com/


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Note: This site provides recent data on the military expenditure of 171 countries.




 

Arms Imports US$ Million, North and South Korea, 1999-2008 

 

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

South  Korea

1,540

1,262

581

349

568

961

661

1,568

1,834

1,898

North Korea

180

19

30

10

10

9

5

5

5

5

Source:  Arms Transfer Database Swedish International Peace Research Institute, 2009 [Accessed 9 June 2009].

Available from http://www.sipri.org/research/armaments/transfers

For discussion see June 2009 Pyongyang Report “Unravelling the Geopolitics of the US-DPRK Standoff” by Tim Beal:

http://www.vuw.ac.nz/~caplabtb/dprk/pyr_index.html

 

    

   Arms Exports  US$ Million, South & North  Korea 1999 -  2008

 

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

South Korea    

0

8

165

0

104

29

48

94

138

141

North Korea

21

13

77

161

126

40

0

0

0

0

Source: Arms Transfer Database Swedish International Peace Research Institute, 2009 [Accessed 9 June 2009].

 Available from http://www.sipri.org/research/armaments/transfers

For discussion see June 2009 Pyongyang Report “Unravelling the Geopolitics of the US-DPRK Standoff” by Tim Beal:

http://www.vuw.ac.nz/~caplabtb/dprk/pyr_index.html 

  

  

 Comparative Military Statistics - USA, ROK, Japan and DPRK

Country

Active Troops

Reserve Troops

Defence Budget US$Billion

Tanks

Aircraft Carriers

Cruiser

Destroyer

Frigate

Corvette

Nuclear-powered

Submarine

Sub-marine

Fighter Aircraft

Nuclear Weapons

USA

1,452,000

1,000,000

711

7,851

12

22

53

30

48

71

2,604

2,604

9,200

ROK

687,000

4,500,000

30

2,300

0

0

6

12

24

0

11

384

0

Japan

239,000

47,000

41

980

0

0

13

39

0

0

16

360

0

SubTotal

2,378,000

5,547,000

781.63

11,131

12

22

72

81

72

71

2,631

3,348

9,200

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DPRK

1,106,000

4,700,000

5

3,500

0

0

0

3

5

0

78

400

0

 Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_size_of_armed_forces#cite_note-31

NOTE.

In an article published in the Asia Chroncile 25th June 2009, John Feffer suggests that DPRK military expenditure is much lower than commonly estimated at about $500.000 per year!

"North Korea has a lot of people in uniform, and its artillery can cause horrific damage to Seoul. But North Korea spends about half a billion dollars a year on its military. South Korea alone spends 40 times that amount. And theUnited States spends 1,000 times more. Neither China nor Russia would support any North Korean military action. Militarily speaking, North Korea is a kamikaze country. It can inflict damage, but only in a suicide attack and only close to home."

John Feffer, an expert on Korea, is the co-director of Foreign Policy In Focus at the Institute for Policy Studies. 


US Federal Budget Fiscal year 2009.      Total Outlays (Federal Funds): $2,650 billion 
MILITARY: 54% and $1,449 billion
NON-MILITARY: 46% and $1,210 billion

FY2009 federal piechart

HOW THESE FIGURES WERE DETERMINED

Current military” includes Dept. of Defense ($653 billion), the military portion from other departments ($150 billion), and an additional $162 billion to supplement the Budget’s misleading and vast underestimate of only $38 billion for the “war on terror.” “Past military” represents veterans’ benefits plus 80% of the interest on the debt.*

Source:  http://www.warresisters.org/pages/piechart.htm




INTERESTING ESSAY:            WHY AMERICA NEEDS WAR    by Jacques R. Pauwels   http://archive.indymedia.be/news/2003/04/60213.html