Which countries have the largest defense budgets?
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced Monday that the Obama administration plans to drastically reduce military spending in the 2015 budget plan.
Controversy has surrounded the announcement, with some claiming the reduction to be unnecessary and others arguing that the cuts aren't deep enough.
Part of the discussion has focused on America's undeniable advantage over every other country in the world when it comes to military size and support. To provide some context, we've compiled a list of the 15 countries that spend the most on their military, according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute.
The institute tracks the overall amount each country spends on defense, as well as percentage of GDP and what percent each country's defense spending makes up of the world's military expenses.
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