- The US military budget surpassed $800 billion in 2022 — the highest in the world by far.
- It’s no surprise that the US military has the most expensive war machines on the planet.
- The F-35 program could cost more than $1.7 trillion, while the USS Ford price ran over $13 billion.
The US spends more on its military than the next nine nations combined. Both its aircraft carrier and F-35 programs have gone way over budget while the US continues to innovate its next-generation weapons for the battlefields of Ukraine.