Hostile wars carried out by various illegal militia in the Far East, North Africa and other hostile regions has gone a long way in demonstrating that small number of rebels can combat any country’s military and even attempt to overthrow the government. Due to this singular reason, the military strength of any country is extremely essential. A country’s projection of power relies largely on its military strength. Successfully being able to display military strength when called upon is an important diplomatic asset.
Below are the Top 10 Countries With The Highest Military Strength. Nuclear capabilities are not included in this comparison. The inclusion of such weapons would defeat the purpose of such comparisons. The ratings are based strictly on each nation’s potential conventional war-making capabilities across land, sea and air.
The U.S. budgets about $612 billion for its defence yearly. Despite cutting costs, the United States spends 4 times more than China and she spends more money on defence than the next ten highest spending countries combined.
America’s biggest conventional military advantage is its fleet of 19 aircraft carriers, compared to 12 carriers operated by the rest of the world combined. These massive carriers allow the U.S. to set up forward operating bases anywhere and project power throughout the world.
The super power also has by far the most aircraft of any country, cutting-edge technology like the Navy’s new rail gun, a large and well-trained human force — and it boasts the world’s largest nuclear arsenal.