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World Military Expenditures and Arms Transfers

Released by the Bureau of Arms Control, Verification and Compliance

The "World Military Expenditures and Arms Transfers" (WMEAT) series of reports is designed to be a convenient reference on annual military expenditures, arms transfers, armed forces, selected economic data, and relative indicators consisting of pertinent military-economic ratios. The aim is to provide the arms control and international security community with useful, comprehensive, and accurate data, accompanied by analyses and highlights.

From its inception in the 1960s until 1999, WMEAT was prepared and published by the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency, which was absorbed by the Department of State in 1999. Starting with WMEAT 2005, WMEAT is published only online, not in hardcopy.

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