Spending up by 1.1 percent

COPENHAGEN, Denmark | Watchdog: Global military spending up by 1.1 percent

COPENHAGEN, Denmark — Global military spending rose to $1.739 trillion last year, a 1.1 percent increase on 2016, a Swedish arms watchdog said Wednesday. The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, or SIPRI, said China continued its upward trend that has lasted for more than two decades, Russian expenditure fell for the first time since 1998, … Continue reading COPENHAGEN, Denmark | Watchdog: Global military spending up by 1.1 percent