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July 12, 1991 | WILLIAM TUOHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As President Bush and Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev inch toward a formal summit that could produce more reductions in strategic arms, nettlesome issues have arisen on how each side will deal with some key data about vital aspects of the other's arsenal. The current Soviet-U.S.
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July 12, 1991 | WILLIAM TUOHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As President Bush and Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev inch toward a formal summit that could produce more reductions in strategic arms, nettlesome issues have arisen on how each side will deal with some key data about vital aspects of the other's arsenal. The current Soviet-U.S.
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WORLD
June 8, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
Global military spending in 2004 surpassed $1 trillion for the first time since the Cold War, with the United States accounting for nearly half the total, a European think tank said. Besides its regular defense budget, the United States has allocated $238 billion to fight terrorism since 2003, said a report by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute.The report said the $1.
WORLD
June 14, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
World military spending grew 2% last year, according to official figures, but the increase is much bigger when outlays prompted by the Sept. 11 attacks are included, a security policy think tank said. "World military expenditure in 2001 is estimated at $839 billion," the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute said in the 33rd edition of its yearbook. "I'm sure the increase will be much larger due to Sept.
NEWS
May 25, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Global military spending and arms trading fell significantly in 1990 despite the buildup to the Gulf War, and the United States replaced the Soviet Union as the main exporter, taking 40% of the market, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute said in its 1991 yearbook. Total world military spending fell in real terms by 5% to $950 billion in 1990, compared with a 2% decline in 1989, the institute said. Global trade in conventional arms fell 35%.
NEWS
June 18, 1985 | From Reuters
Increased U.S. arms production helped push world military expenditures above $800 billion last year--an increase of 4% over 1983, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute said today. The institute, the only public data bank on arms, predicted that Soviet arms spending, which according to the CIA has been rising about 2% annually in recent years, will increase faster in response to the Reagan Administration buildup despite the burden it will impose on the Soviet economy.
NEWS
June 18, 1987 | Associated Press
Weapons in the Iran-Iraq War have come from the following countries, according to a report released Wednesday by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute. The report said many of the transactions took place without the knowledge or support of the governments named.
NEWS
March 13, 1992 | Associated Press
The United States dominated arms sales to the Middle East last year, accounting for nearly two-thirds of the weapons flow into the region despite pledges of restraint, an international research group said. U.S. sales to the region in the wake of the Persian Gulf War edged over $3 billion in 1991, said the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, far eclipsing all other arms suppliers. The figure marked an increase from the $2.8-billion figure posted in 1990. Primary U.S.
NEWS
May 18, 1989
The global trade in conventional weapons amounted to nearly $34 billion last year, down $5.5 billion from 1987's record level, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute said. The institute, the world authority on the international arms trade, said in its 1989 yearbook that it recorded sales in 1988 of $33.97 billion, down from the record 1987 figure of $39.5 billion. It also showed a long-term decline in Third World arms imports, from 68% of all sales in 1984 to 61% last year.
NEWS
June 6, 1987 | From Reuters
China on Friday carried out its first nuclear test since December, 1984, Swedish military scientists said. Nils Olof Bergkvist, a spokesman for the Swedish Defense Ministry's Hagfors observatory, said seismic measurements indicated a "strong explosion in hard rock" at the Lop Nor underground test site in northwestern China close to the Soviet border. There was no comment from the Chinese government on the reported test.
OPINION
February 27, 2014
Re "Budget proposals target Pentagon," Feb. 25 Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's attempt to contain military spending will create a serious fuss. Members of Congress will try to protect their districts' industries. Hawks will rage over an increased risk of attack. But will anyone point out that, according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, in 2012 the United States (population 318 million) accounted for 39% of the entire globe's military spending. China, the next highest spender (population 1.3 billion)
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