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Trump Intends to Significantly Grow US Military

© AP Photo / Pablo Martinez MonsivaisPresident Donald Trump waves as he arrives on Air Force One at Philadelphia International Airport
President Donald Trump waves as he arrives on Air Force One at Philadelphia International Airport - Sputnik International
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The administration of US President Donald Trump is drafting an executive order that would significantly grow the American military, the Washington Post reported on Friday.

Newly inaugurated U.S. President Donald Trump salutes as he presides over a military parade during Trump's swearing ceremony in Washington, U.S., January 20, 2017 - Sputnik International
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WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Under the order, the Trump administration will spend funds on additional special operations forces and modernization of the US nuclear arsenal, among other areas, the Washington Post reported citing an obtained draft.

In addition, the order urges a 30-day review of US readiness that will also assess needs for the fight against Daesh, according to media reports.

On Friday afternoon, Trump will visit the Pentagon to participate in the ceremonial swearing-in for the new US Secretary of Defense James Mattis. The president will also meet with the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

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