Over half of US military assistance goes to Israel: US government report

The US government provided $5.9 billion in foreign military assistance last year from American taxpayers’ money, according to a new report by the US State Department.

Israel with $3.1 billion, and Egypt with $1.3 billion, received about 75 percent of all US foreign military aid handed out by Washington in 2014, according to the government’s Foreign Assistance report.

Iraq and Jordan with $300 million and Pakistan with $280 million were next largest recipients of foreign military financing.

The $5.9 billion for military funding represents 17 percent of the roughly $35 billion the US spent on total foreign aid last year, according to the report.

Israel and Egypt were also the largest recipients of US economic aid with $3.1 billion and $1.5 billion respectively.

 

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