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    US Defense Spending Could Be $30 Billion More Than Announced Previously - Trump

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    In an interview to Fox TV, US President Donald Trump revealed that the US defense spending increase could be $30 billion more than $54 billion he had announced yesterday.

    "We are going to spend a lot more money on military… It could be actually… $30 billion more than that, we're going to upgrade our military very substantially," Trump told the Fox News television channel.

    Trump explained that the money for the proposed US budget spending increases will come from "revved up economy."

    "You look at the kind of numbers we're doing, we were probably GDP of a little more than 1 percent and if I can get that up to 3 or maybe more, we have a whole different ball game. It's a whole different ball game," Trump elaborated.

    On Monday, an Office of Management and Budget (OMB) official announced that Trump’s budget proposal would boost military and security spending by $54 billion with a corresponding reduction in all other discretionary spending.

    Touching upon the topic of NATO member states that have yet to reach the US President's requirement on spending on the alliance, Trump said that the United States will ask reimbursement for the military support of those countries treating it "unfairly," US President Donald Trump said Tuesday.

    "We are going to be doing things having to do with other countries because we are treated very very unfairly… We will ask for a form of reimbursement which right now I mean we have countries where we are taking care of their military, we are not being reimbursed and they are wealthy countries," Trump stressed.

    On February 20, US Vice President Mike Pence said that the United States was expecting Europe to fulfill their promises on defense just like Washington was doing and that "the patience of the American people will not endure forever."

    Only five NATO countries, including the United States, currently meet the 2 percent of GDP defense budget requirement.

    In 2016, the United States allocated over 3.6 percent of its GDP on defense.

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    • avatar
      Come on. Get it up there. Spend spend spent. Build that quality military hardware.
      F the infastructure and people. The amerisheep can starve, I mean really, what can they do about it.
    • avatar
      Americas war on terror.
      As of August 2016, the US has already appropriated, spent, or taken on obligations to spend more than $3.6 trillion in current dollars on the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Syria and on Homeland Security (2001 through fiscal year 2016). To this total should be added the approximately $65 billion in dedicated war spending the Department of Defense and State Department have requested for the next fiscal year, 2017, along with an additional nearly $32 billion requested for the Department of Homeland Security in 2017, and estimated spending on veterans in future years. When those are included, the total US budgetary cost of the wars reaches $4.79 trillion.

    • Alan Reid
      Whomever is running this WAR on regular humans they have a lot of power, They are winning. They have Trump by the balls in record time. They want a nuclear conflict, And will do whatever they want to start that conflict. They are arrogant enough to think theirs is the total power and theirs is the total control. They are wrong. The coming conflict is going to evolve in ways they cannot fathom in their arrogance. The time of the bully and the trickster will be forced into the dirt for all the damage they are responsible. America will realize after the beating that it's wise to mind ones own business. Payback is a bitch.
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