Thursday, March 16, 2017

President Trump's Proposed Budget Boosts Defense Spending

Washington Times: Trump’s ‘hard power’ budget boosts Pentagon spending, slashes foreign aid

President Trump’s first budget called Thursday for a dramatic shift from the “soft power” diplomacy of the Obama era to a “hard power” military buildup, cutting the State Department by 28 percent in a slashing of foreign aid, boosting Pentagon spending by 10 percent and budgeting more than $4 billion to start construction of a border wall with Mexico.

The spending blueprint that Mr. Trump submitted to Congress would provide more money for agencies responsible for national security and border enforcement, as well as veterans’ benefits and school choice programs.

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More News On President Trump's Proposed Budget

Trump seeks defense boost for 2018, $30B supplemental for 2017 -- Defense News
Trump budget slashes agencies to focus on wall, defense -- AP
Military wins in first Trump budget; environment, aid lose big -- Reuters
Trump budget 'cripples' environment, science, critics say -- AFP
Trump unveils first budget blueprint -- The Hill
Trump budget would pay for military buildup with domestic cuts -- Politico
Trump Unveils 'Hard Power' Budget That Boosts Military Spending -- NPR
Trump delivers budget boosting military, cutting EPA, State Dept. -- UPI
Prioritizing the military, Trump to send “America first” budget to Congress -- Euronews
The America First budget: Trump wants $1.5 BILLION for the wall and cash for the military but will slash foreign aid and eliminate funding for PBS and NPR -- Daily Mail
Trump’s military budget proposal is far above cap set by Obama and Congress -- The Guardian
Trump Requests $25Bln for Urgent 'Warfighting' Needs -- Sputnik

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