Wednesday, June 28, 2017

President Trump’s Defense Budget Falls Short of Rebuilding Military, Report Says


Congressional Republicans preparing to add billions to White House proposal

At: Free Beacon by Natalie Johnson
President Donald Trump's defense budget is insufficient to begin substantially rebuilding the military as pledged on the 2016 campaign trail and merely represents a "more muscular status quo," according to a new report from the American Enterprise Institute.

House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry (R., Texas) on Monday proposed a nearly $37 billion increase to the administration's baseline budget request in an effort to hire more troops and invest in modernization efforts. The move mirrors Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain's call for a $640 billion base Pentagon budget.

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