Which Military Is The Strongest In The World?

When asked “which military is the strongest in the world,” no other military comes to mind Othe than the U.S Military.

When it comes to the overall strength of the world’s military forces, the US comes out on top, ahead of Russia and China in second and third place, respectively.

The United States Armed Forces have occupied this position (as the strongest military in the world) for a very long time.

Which military is the strongest in the world
U.S. Soldier standing in front of infantry vehicles. (Photo Credit: Reuters)

It has demonstrated it’s capability in both the 1991 conventional war triumph against Iraq in liberating Kuwait and the 2003 conventional military operation in Iraq to topple Saddam Hussein.


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Aspects of it’s capacity have also been demonstrated in a slew of other missions since the Cold War ended.

The United States Armed Forces, after the People’s Liberation Army of China and the Indian Armed Forces, has the world’s third largest military by active personnel, with 1,359,685 regular armed forces and an additional 799,845 reserves as of February 28, 2019.

Also when it comes to spending, the United States Armed Forces are often regarded as the largest spenders.


Wikipedia estimates that the United States Armed Forces account for 36% of global defense spending.

Due to its massive budget, the US Armed Forces have significant capabilities in both defense and power projection, resulting in advanced and powerful technologies that permit the force’s widespread deployment around the world, including roughly 800 military locations outside the US.

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In the 2019 fiscal year, $693 billion was appropriated for the Department of Defense (DoD) and “Overseas Contingency Operations” in the War on Terrorism. Aside from direct DoD spending, the US spends an additional $218 to $262 billion per year on defense-related programs including Veterans Affairs, Homeland Security, nuclear weapons maintenance, and DoD.

The United States Air Force is the world’s largest air force, the United States Navy is the world’s largest navy by far, and the United States Navy and Marine Corps together comprise the world’s second largest air force.

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The US Coast Guard is the world’s 12th largest maritime force in terms of size. As of FY2019, the United States had 14,061 aircraft in its military inventory. The United States Space Force is the world’s first and only independent space force as of 2021.

Combined together, the U.S. military remains the strongest military in the world.

Reference: Wikipedia.

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