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ISRAEL EGYPT JORDAN SYRIA
Total Armed Forces 175,000 450,000 104,000 320,000
FY 99/00 Military Expenditures $8,700,000,000 $4,040,000,000  $608,900,000 $921,000,000
1999 Conventional Weapons Imports $1,205,000,000 748,000,000 44,000,000 20,000,000

IRAQ IRAN PAKISTAN AFGHANISTAN
Total Armed Forces NA 540,000 587,000 NA
FY 99/00 Military Expenditures NA $5,787,000,000 $2,435,000,000 $NA
1999 Conventional Weapons Imports $67,000,000 $839,000,000 $NA

LEBANON SAUDI ARABIA TURKEY INDIA
Total Armed Forces 55,000 163,000 639,000 1,175,000
FY 99/00 Military Expenditures $343,000,000 $18,300,000,000 $10,600,000,000 $13,020,000,000
1999 Conventional Weapons Imports $1,231,000,000 1,134,000,000 566,000,000

      Sources:
CIA World Factbook www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/index.html
      UNDP Human Development Report 2000, Table 16 http://hdr.undp.org/reports/global/2000/en/






Top World Exporters of Conventional Weapons 1995-1999



Source: UNDP Human Development Report 2000, Table #16; http://www.undp.org/hdro/HDR2000.html


















U.S. Foreign Military Grants, Loans, Sales and Training (US$) (definitions)
US   Military Aid to Israel, 
Egypt

US   Military Aid to Jordan, Syria

US   Military Aid to Lebanon, Saudi Arabia

US   Military Aid to Iraq, Iran

US   Military Aid to Pakistan, Afghanistan

US   Military Aid to Turkey, India

Sources: CIA World Factbook www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/index.html
UNDP Human Development Report 2000, Table 16  www.undp.org/hdro/HDR2000.html
US Defense Security Cooperation Agency, "DSCA Factsbook"http://www.web2.deskbook.osd.mil/reflib/DDOD/001EN/001DOC.htm

UNITED STATES MILITARY ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS
Military grants, loans, sales, and training from the US (3) ($US)

FMF: Foreign Military Financing
"...U.S. government program for financing through grants or loans the acquisition of U.S. military articles, services, and training...."
"...Congress appropriates FMF funds in the International Affairs Budget, the Department of State allocates the funds for eligible friends and allies; and the Department of Defense executes the program..." "Because FMF monies are used to purchase U.S. military equipment and training, FMF contributes to a strong U.S. defense industrial base...." Of the $39,635,561,000 FMF issued world wide from 1990 to 1999, payment was waived for $35,945,448,000 or 90.7%

IMET: International Military Education and Training
"...component of U.S. security assistance that provides training on a grant basis to students from allied and friendly nations." "Funding is appropriated from the International Affairs budget of the Department of State."

MAP: Military Assistance Program

"That portion of the United States security assistance program authorized by the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as amended, which provides defense articles and services to recipients on a nonreimbursable (grant) basis. Funding for MAP was consolidated under the Foreign Military Financing (FMF) Program beginning in FY 1990."

FMS: Foreign Military Sales

"
The Foreign Military Sales (FMS) program is the government-to-government method for selling U.S. defense equipment, services, and training."

Sources: DISAM (Green Book); The Management of Security Assistance; 21st Edition; June 2001 <http://web1.deskbook.osd.mil/default.asp>
DSCA web site <http://www.dsca.osd.mil/>



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