Global military spending rose for the second consecutive year in 2016, reaching $1.686 trillion, according to new data compiled by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). The increase was primarily centered in Western Europe and North America — the latter saw its first annual increase since 2010 — and the United States unsurprisingly continues to lead the pack:
America’s military presence worldwide is about to get even bigger. President Trump’s proposed 10% increase to the Department of Defense budget, a whopping $54 billion, is alone greater than what every country on the planet except China and Saudi Arabia spend on their militaries annually, according to Quartz. Flush with cash, the armed services are locked, stocked, and ready to fight — and then some.