Israel's defense budget of approximately $15 billion puts the nation at 16th place in defense expenditure, after South Korea, Australia, Canada and Turkey, but ahead of the United Arab Emirates, Colombia, Spain and Pakistan. In terms of its estimated share of GDP, Israel's defense budget dropped from a double-digit level in the 1990s down to about 6% since 2010. Yet these statistics do not tell the full story. With a generous $3.1 billion in U.S. military assistance, of which more than ...


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