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Chart of the Day: Cutting Defense Spending Edition

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Chart of the Day: Cutting Defense Spending Edition

Matthew Yglesias provides this chart of U.S. vs. Iranian military spending to counter the argument that cutting defense spending, even modestly, would endanger our ability to respond to potential threats from nations like Iran: Ygelsias comments: Israel's defense budget is about 50 percent larger than Iran's, as is the UAE's. Saudi Arabia spends over triple Iran's defense budget. So it's not even clear that Iran's regional adversaries require ...

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