A report produced by the No Fighter Jets Coalition estimates that the real cost of the planned purchase of 88 new fighter jets by the Canadian government will total $77 billion.
A very common way to compare countless other measurements is per capita, and this seems valuable to me too, when it comes to military spending.
The February meeting of NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) Defense Ministers, the first since President Biden took power, revealed an antiquated, 75-year-old alliance that, despite its military failures in Afghanistan and Libya, is now turning its military madness toward two more formidable, nuclear-armed enemies: Russia and China.
Huge military budgets will not protect us from extinction. Nations must redirect spending towards human security and peacekeeping now.