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U.S. National Defense Historical Spending as a Percentage of Gross Domestic Product, FY 1962-2016 Percent 12%

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Source: White House Office of Management and Budget, Historical Tables: Budget of the U.S. Government, FY2012 (Washington, February 2011), pp. 151-152. Figures are based on the president’s budget request for 2012. Totals prior to 2012 include all war and enacted supplemental funding and include Department of Energy national security spending. Figures for 2012 and beyond do not include estimates of war spending.


01_U.S. National Defense Historical Spending as a Percentage of Gross Domestic Product, FY 1962-2016