Animation by Will Geary

September 2018

Not only is US military spending breaking records in absolute terms– with a $700 billion-plus budget just approved by the US Senate  (in a 93-7 vote) and by Trump — war spending is also growing relative to other types of discretionary spending.

Animator Will Geary shows the US federal discretionary spending by category over the last 55 years.
The status of the world’s biggest military power comes with a hefty price tag.