Military-industrial Complex - Current Applications

Current Applications

According to SIPRI, total world spending on military expenses in 2009 was $1.531 trillion US dollars. 46.5% of this total, roughly $712 billion US dollars, was spent by the United States. The privatization of the production and invention of military technology also leads to a complicated relationship with significant research and development of many technologies.

The Military budget of the United States for the 2009 fiscal year was $515.4 billion. Adding emergency discretionary spending and supplemental spending brings the sum to $651.2 billion. This does not include many military-related items that are outside of the Defense Department budget. Overall the United States government is spending about $1 trillion annually on defense-related purposes.

The defense industry tends to contribute heavily to incumbent members of Congress.

Read more about this topic:  Military-industrial Complex

Other articles related to "current applications, applications":

Applications On MyKad - Current Applications
... Four further applications were added before or during its initial release, e-cash, an 'electronic wallet' system intended for low value but high volume transactions (the maximum limit is US$ 500) ATM integration ...
Semiology - Current Applications
... Applications of semiotics include It represents a methodology for the analysis of texts regardless of the medium in which it is presented ...

Famous quotes containing the word current:

    This is no argument against teaching manners to the young. On the contrary, it is a fine old tradition that ought to be resurrected from its current mothballs and put to work...In fact, children are much more comfortable when they know the guide rules for handling the social amenities. It’s no more fun for a child to be introduced to a strange adult and have no idea what to say or do than it is for a grownup to go to a formal dinner and have no idea what fork to use.
    Leontine Young (20th century)