Who Has the Biggest Military Budget? It’s Not Who You Think.

Teaching college students about data and analytics is fun; I love how data can shatter preconceptions and everyday notions of reality. Knowing that their instructor is a military veteran, a group of my students recently asked me why America spends so much on its military. They claimed it was overkill and that the United States spends more on its military than the other top nine countries combined!

Really? Let’s look at the data. And just to be impartial, we’ll use numbers from an independent resource on global security, The