07/03/2017 |

New Increase in U.S. Military Budget

U.S. President Donald Trump is seeking to boost defence spending by 10% in his proposed budget plan for 2018.

His plan is to increase defense spending by $54bn (£43bn). Doing so he aims to protect the United States, but according to Neta Crawford, co-director of the Costs of War Project and professor of political science at Boston University, “the United States could decrease its military spending by 10 percent, 20 percent and be just as safe, probably more safe.”

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