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SAINT-PIERRE, Héctor Luis  and  PALACIOS JUNIOR, Alberto Montoya Correa. The South American Defense Council (SDC) confidence measures: a Defense expenditures analysis (2009-2012). Rev. bras. polít. int. [online]. 2014, vol.57, n.1, pp.22-39. ISSN 1983-3121.

We analyze the combined methodology developed by the South-American Defense Council (SDC) for assessing Defense expenditures. We examine its backgrounds, its limitations, its innovations and the profile of Defense budget expenditure. In this region, up to 60% of total Defense budget was allocated to personnel and their social security payroll; on the other hand, research and technology were allocated only 0.5%. From the results, we defend the modernization of both Armed Forces and Defense Ministries in South America, specially a sensible equalization of their expenditure by subject, as a requisite for increasing the sector's budget.

Keywords : South American Defense Council (SDC); Defense; Defense expenditures; confidence measures; regional security.

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