According to the index created by Global Firepower (GFP), the top 10 countries by military power in 2018 are:
- United States of America (USA).
- United Kingdom (UK).
- South Korea.
With due deference to current circumstances it is interesting to note that North Korea is positioned at number 18.
For 2018 there are a total of 136 countries in the GFP database, with three new countries added this year: Ireland (116); Montenegro (121); and Liberia (135).
GFP (Global Firepower) (2018) 2018 Military Strength Ranking. Available from World Wide Web: https://www.globalfirepower.com/countries-listing.asp. [Accessed: 02 May, 2018].