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    Trump Plans to Spend $54 Billion on Defense

    Priorities, right? The first budget proposal from the President seeks to increase Pentagon spending by $54 billion, or 9 percent, according to an Office of Management and Budget official. The margin will be made up by cutting equal costs elsewhere, including a big reduction in foreign aid spending, as well as funding to most government agencies. How the increased budget would be spent would be at the discretion of the Department of Defense. 

     

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