While the nation's military men argue over how much the U.S. should spend for defense, they agree on one point: the U.S.'s foreign allies should spend more. Last week the Pentagon, under pressure from the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, revealed how much each of these allies has received in U.S. military aid deliveries—statistics that have been held secret for a decade. Like a rich uncle's will, the report contained many surprises. Biggest surprise: some of the wealthiest countries have received the most—and given the least.

One country, France, with $4.3 billion, got more than twice as much as any other over...

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