where you can the at the Nationmaster list is topped by Israel, understandably. That would rank them as the 25th state in expendures in the US.
Norway, the 3rd on the list spends $883 per person and year. That would give them rank 43rd in the US.
The formerly glorious United Kingdom would be second last among the US states...
Why not make the economy stronger? China will win this race within a one hundred year, but not because of a stronger army...