Global military spending growth slowest since 2001 (AFP) – 886th Edition

US Marines take position at a patrol basein Helmand province in February 2011. The United States significantly slowed its military investments last year but remained by far the biggest defence spender in the world and still accounted for almost all of global growth.(AFP/File/Dmitry Kostyukov)AFP – Growth in global military spending slowed to its lowest level since 2001 last year as the world economic crisis hit defence budgets, Swedish think-tank SIPRI said Monday.

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