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bobbie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 03:24 PM
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Can anyone point me to data on US military spending over decades?
Does anyone know of a website with a table or graph showing US military/"defense" spending from the fifties (ideally) or sixties to sometime recent?

It would need to present spending in some way that takes in to account the decreasing value of the dollar (by % of GDP or % of discretionary spending or something).

Thank you!
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Squatch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 03:25 PM
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1. Do you want an aggregate number
or are you more interested in various appropriations? Or, do you want to know about specific MDEPs?
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bobbie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 03:28 PM
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3. I want...
To understand the question... but I'm too clueless.

I want amount of spending per year.
In some meaningful stat (i.e., dollar amount would not be useful unless it's adjusted for inflation).
For approx 1940/50s/60's to approx now.
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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 03:27 PM
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2. Well, I keep the historical budget data in Excel spreadsheets ...
... so I could probably do up a graph.

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bobbie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 03:29 PM
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4. Nice of you but I'm not wanting to make work for someone
I do appreciate the offer.
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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 03:42 PM
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5. Well, here it is anyway.
:shrug:




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bobbie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 04:17 PM
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6. Thank you TahitiNut!
I really really appreciate it.
Oh, and nice avatar.

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Sherman A1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 04:32 PM
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7. I would check
both Wiki and GlobalSecurity.org.
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bobbie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 10:21 PM
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8. I'll check GlobalSecurity.org, thank you Sherman
Wiki is mostly right wing propaganda.
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Sherman A1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-18-07 02:59 AM
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9. You might be right on that
however, I did check both a few months ago when looking for a comparison on world wide military spending and Wiki did have a pretty good graph. I do really like Global security for info on military stuff, my favorite being their page "where are the carriers". It isn't totally up to date, but can help give a feel for things going on.

Best! :toast:
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