In 2015 this military force spent the amount of $596 billion on four branches of defense: The army, the Marine Corps, the Air force, and the Navy and additional  $20 billion on nuclear arsenal and $218-$262 billion on pensions, intelligence activities, homeland security and counter-terrorism activities. Therefore the companies that most benefit from the U.S. Army budget are Boeing Co, Raytheon Company, Lockheed Martin Corporation, General Dynamics Corporation, and Northrop Grumman Corporation.

This year, the budget is a bit lower. The military is given $581 billion to Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and defense and additional $580, 4 billion for personnel, maintenance, procurement, research, military construction, and family housing. Do you think it’s too much? Well, think again. Giving the circumstances of the number of soldiers and all the employees in the military and the results of their operations, this is practically nothing. The other thing is, America is the powerful country and all the power comes from the wealth it owns. Because of the big budget, it became the homeland of the best scientist, professors, engineers, and soldiers from all around the world. In the same time, it made America one of the strongest force of every area, including army force, medicine, science, engineering etc.

When you look at it like this, the expenses of the military doesn’t sound that serious, right? Before you can benefit in any area, first, you need to invest and this investment really pays off in every way. Because of the strong military force, there isn’t country ready to go against the United States. If you are interested in seeing more, the Insider Monkey’s research team made a great effort of finding the 16 military spending facts that will blow your mind, so check them out.