Budget: $17 billion
Active frontline personnel: 160,000
Total aircraft: 684
In absolute terms, Israel has a small military. But with mandatory military service, a large percentage of the Israeli population is militarily ready. With a past history of being surrounded by aggressive neighbors, Israel also has a large tank, aircraft, and attack-helicopter fleet.
Israel also has qualitative military advantages. It has space assets, advanced fighter jets, high-tech armed drones, and nuclear weapons.
Israeli soldiers secure the Israel-Lebanon border on January 28, 2015.