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United States
Population 324,720,797
Budget$ 770,000,000,000
Manpower 1390000
Aircrafts 13247
Fighters 1957
Helicopters 5463
Attack helicopters 910
Fleet 484
Aircraftcarriers 11
Submarines 68
Nuclear weapons 5550

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The United States Armed Forces is the military force of the United States of America. Six service branches make up the armed forces: the Army Marine Corps, Navy and Air Force. The President of the United States is the commander in chief of the armed forces. He also formulates military policy with the Department of Defense and Department of Homeland Security (DHS), which are both federal executive departments that serve as the main organs of military policy. The U.S. Armed Forces has played a significant role in America's history since their inception in the American Revolutionary War. Through victories in the First Barbary War, and the Second Barbary War, they helped to build a national identity and sense of unity. They were instrumental in keeping the Confederacy united and a republic from secession during the American Civil War. After World War II, the U.S. created its modern military structure with the National Security Act of 1947. The Act created the National Military Establishment under the direction of the secretary. It also created the United States Air Force as well as the National Security Council. In 1949, it was amended to rename the National Military Establishment the Department of Defense. It also merged the cabinet-level Department of the Army and Department of the Navy into the Department of Defense.



The U.S. Armed Forces is one of the most powerful military forces in terms personnel. Their personnel are drawn from a large number of volunteers. Conscription was used in the past but has been stopped since 1973. The Selective Service System still has the power to conscript males and requires that all male residents and citizens of the United States between 18 and 25 years old register with the service. The United States Armed Forces is considered to be the most powerful military in the world. In 2019, the United States had a military budget of US$693 trillion, which is the largest in the world. This accounted for 36% of world defense expenditures in 2018. Due to its large budget, the U.S. Armed Forces have significant capabilities in defense and power projection. This allows for a wide deployment of the force worldwide, including 800 military bases located outside the United States. The U.S. Air Force, which is the largest air force in the world, is also the largest by tonnage. Additionally, the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, are the second-largest air arms. The U.S. Coast Guard ranks 12th in terms of maritime force size. As of FY2019, the U.S. had approximately 14,061 aircraft in their military inventory. The U.S. Space Force, the only independent active space force in the world, is the U.S. Space Force.

Source: Wikipedia