South Korean marines run from amphibious assault vehicles during a joint military exercise with US forces. Photo: AFP South Korean marines run from amphibious assault vehicles during a joint military exercise with US forces. Photo: AFP
South Korean marines run from amphibious assault vehicles during a joint military exercise with US forces. Photo: AFP

US-China strategic rivalry and new technology propel global surge in military spending, IISS report says

  • Beijing’s military modernisation programme – which includes developing new hard-to-detect hypersonic missiles – has propelled US defence spending
  • Both the US and China increased spending by 6.6 per cent, the report said, to US$684.6 billion and US$181.1 billion respectively, report says

Topic |   Defence
South Korean marines run from amphibious assault vehicles during a joint military exercise with US forces. Photo: AFP South Korean marines run from amphibious assault vehicles during a joint military exercise with US forces. Photo: AFP
South Korean marines run from amphibious assault vehicles during a joint military exercise with US forces. Photo: AFP
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