Rabat - A new report suggests that Morocco’s defense spending capability is expected to increase at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.42% over the forecast period and reach US $ 4.5 billion by 2018 in comparison with the US $ 3.8 billion defense budget which is projected in 2014.  

Tarik El Barakah is a journalist and Morocco World News correspondent in Rabat.