In the past, I used NationMaster or the CIA fact books for military strengths etc. Everyone seems to be citing http://www.globalfirepower.com these days. I checked out their site, and there's absolutely no information about who compiles the information -- no "about" page and nothing on contributors that I can find. Their tables give only general source information, such as "Sources: CIA.gov, CIA World Factbook, wikipedia, public domain print and media sources and user contributions." They also have a weird caveat: "No Reproduction Permitted. Material presented throughout this website is for entertainment value and is only as accurate as the sources allow." Google searches turn up nothing on who's behind Global Firepower, and there's no Wikipedia entry for them.
Can anyone enlighten me on who or what Global Firepower is?
Reina Pennington, PhD
Department of History