How the UK’s defence spending compares
Defence expenditure as a percentage of GDP
% GDP 2017
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UK (1984-85, during the cold war) 5.3%
US 3.5
UK (Commons committee proposal) 3.0
UK (current) 2.12
France 1.79
Germany 1.24
Italy 1.12
Spain 0.92