Date Value Value
Dec 31, 2016 3.29% GDP
Dec 31, 2015 3.30% GDP
Dec 31, 2014 3.51% GDP
Dec 31, 2013 3.83% GDP
Dec 31, 2012 4.24% GDP
Dec 31, 2011 4.58% GDP
Dec 31, 2010 4.67% GDP
Dec 31, 2009 4.64% GDP
Dec 31, 2008 4.22% GDP
Dec 31, 2007 3.85% GDP
Dec 31, 2006 3.81% GDP
Dec 31, 2005 3.84% GDP
Dec 31, 2004 3.79% GDP
Dec 31, 2003 3.61% GDP
Dec 31, 2002 3.25% GDP
Dec 31, 2001 2.94% GDP
Dec 31, 2000 2.93% GDP
Dec 31, 1999 2.91% GDP
Dec 31, 1998 3.02% GDP
Dec 31, 1997 3.21% GDP
Dec 31, 1996 3.35% GDP
Dec 31, 1995 3.64% GDP
Dec 31, 1994 3.94% GDP
Dec 31, 1993 4.33% GDP
Dec 31, 1992 4.67% GDP
Dec 31, 1991 4.54% GDP
Dec 31, 1990 5.12% GDP
Dec 31, 1989 5.37% GDP
Dec 31, 1988 5.58% GDP
Dec 31, 1987 5.92% GDP
Dec 31, 1986 6.12% GDP
Dec 31, 1985 5.94% GDP
Dec 31, 1984 5.73% GDP
Dec 31, 1983 5.87% GDP
Dec 31, 1982 6.39% GDP
Dec 31, 1981 5.29% GDP
Dec 31, 1980 4.83% GDP
Dec 31, 1979 4.65% GDP
Dec 31, 1978 4.64% GDP
Dec 31, 1977 4.84% GDP
Dec 31, 1976 4.85% GDP
Dec 31, 1975 5.23% GDP
Dec 31, 1974 5.55% GDP
Dec 31, 1973 5.49% GDP
Dec 31, 1972 6.05% GDP
Dec 31, 1971 6.41% GDP
Dec 31, 1970 7.42% GDP
Dec 31, 1969 7.99% GDP
Dec 31, 1968 8.57% GDP
Dec 31, 1967 8.76% GDP
Dec 31, 1966 7.80% GDP
Dec 31, 1965 6.97% GDP
Dec 31, 1964 7.47% GDP
Dec 31, 1963 8.19% GDP
Dec 31, 1962 8.66% GDP
Dec 31, 1961 8.49% GDP
Dec 31, 1960 8.35% GDP

US Military Spending — percent of American GDP.

Source: World Bank > US > US Military Spending