|Looks like everybody have these lists... so, I guess I'll take one too. I ask you to name at least 6 countries, but you can as well name more, if you wish...
USA does not participate in here to save place for others (since lists are short)
First list - top 6 armed forces in terms of ovesea force projection capability and ability to do it for prolonged period of time.
Second list - top 6 armed forces in terms of overall military force capabilities = Defensive capabilities AND capabilities to conduct offensive operations in neighbouring states. Oversea force projection is NOT taken into account.
NOTE: A reference point for "defensive capabilities" will be taken as an ability to effectively protect itself from the military with best force projection capability, which is - from USA. No weapons are restricted to use (well, just stay real, USA wont be using nukes against Somalia, for example)