Military Spending in the United States; This Will SHOCK You!


VIA| In fiscal year 2015, military spending was projected to account for 54 percent of all federal discretionary spending, a total of $598.5 billion.

Military spending includes:

all regular activities of the Department of Defense; war spendingnuclear weapons spendinginternational military assistance; and other Pentagon-related spending.


(For the difference between mandatory and discretionary spending, see Federal Budget 101).