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Seventy-five percent of U.S. foreign military financing goes to two countries

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(CNN)American taxpayers doled out $5.9 billion in foreign military financing in 2014, according to the government’s Foreign Assistance report — that’s roughly the GDP of Somalia. But where did the money go?

To the usual suspects, mostly — Israel ($3.1B) and Egypt ($1.3B) received roughly 75% of all foreign military aid money handed out by the U.S. last year.

This map from the cost-information website howmuch.net shows the relative size of countries based on how much U.S. military aid they receive.

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Again, the Middle East dominates the top five, thanks mostly to Israel. Here’s the total amount of aid the top countries received:

1. Israel: $3.1 billion

2. Egypt: $1.5 billion

3. Afghanistan: $1.1 billion

4. Jordan: $1 billion

5. Pakistan: $933 million

Originally found athttp://edition.cnn.com/

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