Among the pillars of a country, the military is one of the strongest, powerful and most dominant pillars which have the control of any country other than politicians. Politicians make rules, but rules cannot be followed if not backed up by the army. The reputation of any country is in the hands of their military forces, it’s on them, whether they fight and die for their people courageously in the battlefields to raise their country’s name or they just run away like cowards and let any other country acquire their people, land and money.
The most respectable, loved and honorable occupation for anyone is to join a military and fight for their country, but very few lucky ones get a chance for this golden opportunity. The best and finest among the people are chosen to serve the country and join the military. They stay away from their homes, luxuries, families and devote their life to the people of their country; one cannot replace the military by any means. This list is generated from a mix of all military forces including the ground army, air force, navy, special forces and their weapons, jets, ships, influence in today’s world, their future planning and their past records of battle.
1. United States
Budget Allotted: $601 billion
Total Active Troops: 1,400,000
Total Tanks in Service: 8,848
Total Aircraft in Service: 13892
Total Submarines in Service: 72
Major Battles Fought
With the world’s strongest military, the US have been directly or indirectly involved in almost every war happening on planet earth after its discovery by Columbus, which makes it the most powerful country in the world.
Some of the major wars in US history have been the Revolutionary War, Mexican-American War which was due to the dispute over Texas, the Civil War where the brother fought brother, The Spanish American War where America became a world power with its victory, World War I and II, the Korean War, Vietnam War, Desert Storm against Iraq, the war in Afghanistan after 9/11 and last the Iraq War which ended with the execution of Saddam Hussein.
Being the most powerful country with the strongest military, the US forces always stay active with their troops ready at any time. Experts say that the US can never be invaded as they have got the strongest Navy with the maximum number of ships and submarines. Over 1 million soldiers serve in the country, about half of the number is always active on duty and serves full time. The US army owns around 15 million acres of land across the US and the soldiers serve at 158 installations around the world. The US army never compromises on their missions with well-equipped vehicles, the latest weapons, and advanced aircraft. A 2011 Army Fact sheet estimated that they spent around 22 gallons of fuel per day per soldier.
Recently, the US Army is racing to build new cyber corps and increase their soldiers in the Cybercrime department. Their duty will be to secure and defend against cyber strikes, networks, and database information systems.