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U.S. Military Spending, 1946–2009

(billions of actual or projected dollars)

YearSpending
1946$556.9
194752.4
1948103.9
1949144.2
1950141.2
1951224.3
1952402.1
1953442.3
1954420.9
1955376.9
1956356.2
1957$360.9
1958352.9
1959352.5
1960344.3
1961344.0
1962363.4
1963368.0
1964364.4
1965333.1
1966356.2
1967412.0
1968$449.3
1969438.1
1970406.3
1971370.6
1972343.8
1973313.3
1974299.7
1975293.3
1976283.8
1977286.2
1978286.5
1979$295.6
1980303.4
1981317.4
1982339.4
1983366.7
1984381.7
1985405.4
1986426.6
1987427.9
1988426.4
1989427.7
1990$409.7
1991358.1
1992379.5
1993358.6
1994338.6
1995321.6
1996307.4
1997305.3
1998296.7
1999298.4
2000311.7
2001$307.8
2002328.7
2003404.91
2004455.91
2005495.31,2
2006535.91,2
2007527.41,2
2008494.41,2
2009494.31,2
1. Figures do not include expenses for the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.
2. Figures based on requested defense budget or projections, not actual spending.
Source: Center for Defense Information.

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