Saudis Lead Middle East Military Spending (Al Jazeera)
(dailyalert.org, Apr. 16, 2014)
Saudi military spending has more than doubled in 10 years and its military budget is now the fourth largest in the world, according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute.
The Kingdom spent $67 billion last year, leapfrogging the UK, Japan and France in budget terms.
See also Report: German Government to Cancel Saudi Tank Deal (AFP-Defense News)
The German government will not approve a reported deal to sell up to 800 battle tanks to Saudi Arabia, the German Bild am Sonntag said Sunday, citing government sources.