The table below is from Wikipedia. I find it interesting that Oman and Saudi Arabia tops the list when sorted by percentage of GDP. The USA comes in at number 10. Not shown is China which comes in at number 19. Further down the list are Poland, France, and the United Kingdom who meet the 2% of GDP threshold.

NATO’s official guidelines say member states should spend at least 2% of their gross domestic product on defense. Of the 28 NATO countries, only 4 are living up to their agreement. Now you know why President Trump wants them to live up to their agreement.

Rank Country Spending
($ Bn.)
 % of GDP
23 Oman Oman 9.9 16.2
3 Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia[b] 87.2 13.7
19 Iraq Iraq 13.1 9.1
21 Algeria Algeria 10.4 6.2
14 United Arab EmiratesUnited Arab Emirates 22.8 5.7
4 Russia Russia 66.4 5.4
15 Israel Israel 16.1 5.4
24 Colombia Colombia 9.9 3.5
26 Pakistan Pakistan 9.5 3.4
1 United States United States 596.0 3.3
27 Singapore Singapore 9.4 3.2
10 South Korea South Korea 36.4 2.6
22 Iran Iran 10.3 2.5

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