Гонка вооружений

Мировые расходы на вооружение выросли на 6% за последний год:

STOCKHOLM, June 17 (Reuters) — World military spending rose by six percent last year, growing twice as fast as in 2001 to reach $794 billion, largely as a result of the U.S.-led war on terrorism, a respected think-tank said on Tuesday.

Washington accounted for three quarters of the increase, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) said in its Yearbook, a defence and security policy publication widely recognised for the reliability of its data.

Russia overtook the United States as the world largest arms exporter while China was the largest importer followed by India, locked in an arms race with impoverished nuclear rival Pakistan.

Конец «холодной» войны, похоже, оборачивается началом «горячей»…