As soon as I take office, I will ask Congress to fully eliminate the defense sequester and will submit a new budget to rebuild our military,” Trump said. “This will increase certainty in the defense community as to funding, and will allow military leaders to plan for our future defense needs.” -Politico
Donald Trump recently gave a speech that was well-received by the defense community in large part because he called for expanding the Pentagon’s budget.
This is somewhat disappointing to those who believe that America’s military is too large as it is and that its overseas involvement is counterproductive.
Trump himself has in the past voiced significant doubts about the Pentagon’s strategic involvements abroad, though he has been consistently sympathetic to certain, supposed Pentagon budget woes. Nonetheless, he had previously been a good deal more hawkish when it came to Pentagon spending.
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