Saudi Arabia is now the world's fourth largest defense spender moving past the United Kingdom and France from seventh place. The statistics are from the latest report of the Institute for Strategic Studies in London (IIHS)
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The international war being waged inside of Syria has created a humanitarian crisis of staggering proportions. Estimates of numbers killed in the war since March 2011 range from 94,000 to 130,000.
Chuck Hagel reiterated U.S commitment to the security of the Arab Gulf allies of the United States recently. He should also emphasis strongly and unambiguously that this does not mean the U.S will tolerate those countries human rights abuses.
On a visit to Bahrain US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel has assured his country's Gulf Arab allies that the US will retain a strong military presence in the Persian Gulf following its interim agreement with Iran.