The United States' armed forces remain the most powerful on the planet, with military outposts in nearly every country.
It has 6,125 nuclear weapons, 11 aircraft carriers, 68 nuclear submarines, 3,761 combat planes, 867 attack helicopters, 6,209 tanks, and 113 warships, with a $738 billion budget and 1,388,000 men and women in the armed services.
Russia currently has a 1 million-strong army with a budget of $43.2 billion. It possesses more tanks (13,830) and nearly the same amount of nuclear weapons (6,500) as the United States, but only one aircraft carrier.
There are also 70 warships, 28 nuclear submarines, and 1,379 aircraft in the fleet.
With a current budget of $193 billion and 2,185 million fighting men and women, a country with a population of over 1.4 billion people has a considerable military presence.
There are 5,651 tanks, two aircraft carriers, 133 navy vessels, 12 nuclear submarines, 1,093 military aircraft, and 290 nuclear missiles in China's arsena l.
India's population of 1.4 billion people, and its national defense expenditure is $64 billion.
It has 1,455 million troops on the ground, 4,740 battle tanks, 35 battleships, 14 nuclear submarines, 841 aircraft, and 150 nuclear missiles.
Japan has 247 000 men and women who serve in the military and a budget of $49 billion.
It possesses 580 tanks on land and two aircraft carriers, 47 warships, and 22 submarines at sea. It has 606 warplanes in the air.
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