Just the Facts: Foreign Aid vs. Military Spending

The U.S. spends piles of money on foreign aid, right? See how the spending actually stacks up.
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Sources:

“Military Spending”
“The FY 2009 Pentagon Spending Request — Global Military Spending,” Christopher Hellman and Travis Sharp, The Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation, 22 Feb. 2008.

“Foreign Aid Generosity”
U.S. Overseas Loans and Grants (GreenBook), accessed 27 Mar. 2008.

“Military Budget”
“Historical Tables — Budget of the United States Government Fiscal Year 2009,” p154-155.

“Where Foreign Aid Goes”
“Final Oda Flows In 2006,” Development Co-Operation Directorate Development Assistance Committee, 10 Dec. 2007.


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