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These 23 Countries Have More Than Doubled Military Spending In The Last Decade

Members of the Afghan National Army attend a briefing. Bucking a global trend of , 23 countries around the world at least doubled their military spending between 2004 and 2013, according to a fact sheet released by The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) last week. Spending increases are largely clustered around the Middle East and the former Soviet Union. Afghanistan topped the…