Appendix C

The Armed Forces of the Cold War and After


 

DEFENSE SPENDING (BILLION DOLLARS)

STRENGTH* U.S. ARMY

STRENGTH* U.S. AIR FORCE

STRENGTH* U.S.NAVY

STRENGTH* USMC

1945

80.9

8,200,000

3,300,000

475,000

1950

16.5

593,000

411,000

382,000

74,000

1955

32.9

1,100,000

960,000

661,000

205,000

1960

44.3

873,000

815,000

617,000

171,000

1965

50.6

963,000

825,000

670,000

190,000

1970

75.3

1,300,000

791,000

691,000

260,000

1975

86.0

784,000

613,000

535,000

196,000

1980

143.0

777,000

558,000

527,000

188,000

1985

294.0

781,000

602,000

571,000

198,000

1990

301.0

761,000

531,000

578,000

198,000

1995

252.6

509,000

401,000

435,000

175,000

2000

260.8

477,000

353,000

371,000

172,000

2005

401.7

489,000

352,000

359,000

179,000

2010

533.8

565,000

335,000

327,000

202,000


*Rounded to the thousands.

Source: Bureau of the Census, Statistical Abstract of the United States, 1992 (Government Printing Office, 1992), 334–342; Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Public Affairs), www.defense.gov/Releases. (1990–2011).

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