Here’s a link on US military spending as per cent of GDP (3.8%) http://data.worldbank.org/indicator/MS.MIL.XPND.GD.ZS
Here is government spending as percent of US GDP (41.6%) http://data.worldbank.org/indicator/MS.MIL.XPND.GD.ZS
Divide 3.8% by 41.6% to see that military spending is only 9.1% of government spending.
Recently, Live Science published a chart showing that the US spends about one-fifth of its budget on the military. But this aggregate view hides how Congress prioritizes spending, when you consider what is discretionary and voted upon each year. A more salient view of these figures segregates ‘discretionary’ spending from ‘mandatory’ spending. During the severe economic downturn of the past two years, how has Congress prioritized spending?