• The Military Balance 2017

    Launched 14 February

    The Military Balance 2017

    The Military Balance 2017 includes new equipment analysis graphics, a wall chart detailing US forces in Europe in 1989 and 2017, and essays on the defence-industrial landscape, special-operations forces and twenty-first-century challenges to deterrence.

  • The Military Balance 2017 chart

    Military Balance 2017 Wall Chart

    US forces in Europe, 1989 and 2017

    The Military Balance 2017 comes with a new wall chart focusing on ‘US forces in Europe, 1989 and 2017’, displaying force dispositions and basing in Europe and selected other locations, as well as quantitative comparisons of personnel, forces and equipment.

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    NEW FOR FEBRUARY 2017: MILITARY BALANCE+

    Trusted reference now available online

    Military Balance+ is a new online database that enables users in government, the armed forces and the private sector, as well as academia and the media, to make faster and better-informed decisions. Harnessing pioneering technology, the Military Balance+ allows users to customise, view, compare and download data instantly, anywhere, anytime.

  • The Military Balance 2017

    Defence Spending

    Global spending declines in 2016

    Global defence spending declined moderately by 0.4% in 2016, the first contraction since 2013. This fall was led by exporters of oil and other commodities, notably Saudi Arabia and Russia.

  1. Launched 14 February

  2. Military Balance 2017 Wall Chart

  3. NEW FOR FEBRUARY 2017: MILITARY BALANCE+

  4. Defence Spending

Latest Military Balance

The Military Balance 2017


Military Balance+

Trusted reference now available online

Military Balance+ is a new online database that enables users in government, the armed forces, the private sector, academia and the media to make faster and better-informed decisions. Harnessing pioneering technology, Military Balance+ allows users to customise, view, compare and download data instantly, anywhere, anytime.

US forces in Europe

This year's wall chart displays the location of US forces in Europe, comparing personnel, forces and equipment across the years. Included with The Military Balance 2017, it will also be available to purchase separately.