U.S. foreign policy: A bipartisan embrace of militarism
In December 2022, President Joe Biden signed into law the National Defense Authorization Act, approving “national defense” spending of $858 billion for fiscal year 2023
U.S. makes up c 40% of global military spending, 10x Russia, 3x China
The United States spent $877 billion on its military in 2022, nearly 40% of the global total, 10 times more than Russia ($86.4 billion), and three times more than China ($292 billion). The U.S. military budget is larger than the next 10 biggest spenders combined.