Annual Report on Military Expenditures, 1998|
Submitted to the Committee on Appropriations
of the U.S. Senate and the Committee on Appropriations of the U.S. House of Representatives
by the Department of State on February 19, 1999, in accordance with section 511(b) of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 1993
TABLE OF CONTENTS
(Please note that the classified annex to this report is not included in this public release.)
This report includes whether a country has provided accurate military spending data to relevant international organizations, and arms transfer data to the United Nations (UN) Register of Conventional Arms.
The UN system for the voluntary reporting of standardized military expenditure (MILEX) data provides a detailed reporting matrix and instructions, with countries invited to submit as much detail as they choose. Data submissions are not subjected to any analysis, processing, or checking beyond that needed for forwarding the data to the UN General Assembly. The information requested is actual military expenditures for the latest available year, rather than budgeted military expenditures for the current year. This report will include the history of participation by the countries in the current UN MILEX report.
The UN Register of Conventional Arms is a voluntary annual report by member states on their arms imports and exports (in numbers of units) of seven categories of weapons--battle tanks, armored combat vehicles, large caliber artillery, combat aircraft, attack helicopters, warships, and missiles and missile launchers. The report covers the previous calendar year imports and exports. Information concerning participation in the UN Register of Conventional Arms is taken from the 2 September 1998 Report of the Secretary General A/53/334.
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