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Trump proposes $54bln increase in US defense spending: official

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump on Monday proposed $54bln increase in US defense spending, thenewstribe.com reported.

President Donald Trump’s first budget proposal includes a substantial $54 billion dollar increase in defense spending, with corresponding cuts in foreign assistance and other non-military spending.

Highlighting what Trump has described as a “public safety and national security budget,” the plan raises national defense spending — already the highest in the world — by almost 10 percent, an official said on condition of anonymity.

The proposal, which will be picked over by Congress, will have “a corresponding reduction in non-defense spending by 54 billion,” the official said.

“Most federal agencies will see a reduction as a result.”


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