Where did you get those numbers? There's no way America has 144 million troops considering that the entire population is only 330 million. That would mean almost half the population is in the military!
Exactly! According to that, most of the countries (USA, China, India etc.) listed have more than HALF their populations enlisted in the military in some way! That would be EVERY MALE ADULT in the country, and a good chunk of the females.
Are they counting anyone who's ever looked at a military brochure? I'm calling bs.