Trump to Propose $54 Billion Increase in Military Spending

Andrew Cummings
March 1, 2017

Trump's plan to increase defense.

Reportedly, Trump will propose a budget that includes more money for military aircraft, shipbuilding and having "a more robust presence in key global waterways and chokepoints".

In 2016, the Department of Defense spent more than $516 billion, or about 14% of the budget on military programs, according to the USA government.


According to Mohaptara, his company's work with the government has been relatively sporadic. He went on to say that "there is a need for a dramatic increase in spending on the civilian instruments of national security - diplomacy, strategic communications, foreign assistance, civic action, and economic reconstruction and development...." Their products ensures the equipment won't overheat.

The White House said on Monday that President Trump will propose a $54 billion increase in military spending, to be financed primarily by cuts in the budgets of other agencies, including the State Department.

But when it comes to the Pentagon, there is a great difference between military spending and defense spending.


Military spending also supplied paychecks to more than 23,000 families.

U.S. Rep. Charlie Dent, a Republican who represents parts of Berks County and the Lehigh Valley, questioned the president's proposal. No, spending billions of dollars on North Atlantic Treaty Organisation is not defense, it is just waste. Trump defended this plan in a speech, in which he claims that this budget will make America safe again, and then he got down to talking about winning. "I think that's something we're going to have a very serious conversation about".


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