U.S Defense Bill $441.6 billion

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  1. WASHINGTON (AP) -- A Senate committee has approved a $441.6 billion defense bill for fiscal 2006 that envisions spending an additional $50 billion next year for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

    "Our forces serving around the world are truly the first line of defense in the security of our homeland, and they deserve our strongest support," Sen. John Warner of Virginia, chairman of the Armed Services Committee, said after the authorization bill passed on Friday.

    "This bill provides our men and women in uniform and their families, the resources and authorities they need to successfully carry out their missions."

    This came off cnn website this morning.... interesting... how much is spent on our defense bill?
  2. £1.55?
  3. Link attached. Our Budget for 2005 - 28 Billion Pounds

  4. "Where taxpayers' money is spent
    Total managed expenditure - £519 billion"

    So what you saying is that the amount they spend on their forces is half our total budget! fook me
  5. Perhaps next time GWB comes to tea HM could present him with an invoice, you know the sort of thing: