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Country: Israel (IL) USA (US)
Capital: Jerusalem (internationally unrecognized) Washington
Population: 8 238 300 324 527 000
Area: 20 770 km2 9 857 306 km2
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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 17,8 billion $ 610 billion $
Percent of GDP: 5,8% 3,1%

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Manpower

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Active personnel: 176 500 1 281 900
Reserve personnel: 445 000 811 000
Available for military: 1 797 960 73 270 043

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Land Forces

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Tanks: 2 200 6 393
Armoured fighting vehicles: 6 766 41 760
Total artillery: 1 522 3 269
Self-propelled artillery: 614 950
Rocket artillery: 48 1 197

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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 772 12 304
Fighter aircraft: 52 457
Multirole aircraf: 352 2 192
Attack aircraft: 25 587
Helicopters: 177 4 889

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Navy

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Total naval: 74 437
Aircraftcarriers: 0 20
Destroyers: 0 85
Frigates: 0 0
Corvettes: 3 0
Submarines: 5 71

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Nuclear weapons

Israel

Although not certain, there is a rumour that Israel was the sixth country in the world that managed to research and develop their own nuclear arsenal. However, they did not confirm that fact. Still, a lot of sources claim that they managed to prepare fully working nuclear warheads in 1966. In spite of such early dates, Israel has not joined the NPT. Up to this day, they do not confirm nor deny the possibility of having nuclear arsenal. As a result of that, Israel is said to apply quite effective, yet affordable deterring policy.

According to many organizations, the estimated numbers of nuclear weapons that Israel possesses varies from 80 up to even 200 ready to be launched nuclear weapons. What is more, there are also rumours that Israel managed to prepare special missiles that can be operational from submarines.

USA

The first country to develop and to military use nuclear warheads in the world. Everything started from the Manhattan project, a research that had one particular goal in focus – to develop and produce the first nuclear weapon. Americans were the first to wield such powerful weapon. Everything started in 1941, which is date of the beginning of Manhattan project. Since the end of the Second World War, United States became the leading country when it comes to possessing nuclear warheads and it lasted approximately to 1980s. We should also bear in mind that United States are also the only nation that ever used nuclear weapon in military conflict.

In 1960, the amount of warheads stored by Americans exceeded 30,000. However, it is worth to note that throughout the entire period of the so-called Cold War, USA managed to build approximately 70,000 nuclear warheads, what is more than all other countries with access to nuclear weapons combined. From the first test that happened in 1945 to this day, the USA conducted 1054 tests of atomic bombs. Still, as a result of introduced restrictions on the amount of warheads one state can possess, the current number has dropped to 6500 warheads. Noteworthy is also the fact that out of this number, United States deployed only 1600.

Military service

Israel

18 years of age for compulsory (Jews, Druzes) military service; 17 years of age for voluntary (Christians, Muslims, Circassians) military service; both sexes are obligated to military service; conscript service obligation - 36 months for enlisted men, 21 months for enlisted women, 48 months for officers; pilots commit to 9 years service; reserve obligation to age 41-51 (men), 24 (women).

USA

18 years of age (17 years of age with parental consent) for male and female voluntary service; no conscription; maximum enlistment age 42 (Army), 27 (Air Force), 34 (Navy), 28 (Marines); service obligation 8 years, including 2-5 years active duty (Army), 2 years active (Navy), 4 years active (Air Force, Marines); DoD is eliminating prohibitions restricting women from assignments in units smaller than brigades or near combat units.