"The budget which Donald Trump proposed could easily be dragged [through the US Congress] since it touches a string of the American soul – the idea of reviving US military power and investing into defense," he explained. "Taking into account the foreign policy which Washington used to carry out and the response it generated, the new budget could be passed without a hitch."
This is not to say that Trump will not encounter resistance from his opponents.
The White House unveiled its budget blueprint for fiscal year 2018 on March 16, which includes a $52.3 billion defense spending increase and cuts to numerous federal agencies, including the Departments of State and Education, as well as the Environmental Protection Agency.
The Trump administration has argued that the Pentagon needs the proposed $639 billion defense budget to boost the fight against Daesh and restore the US military, worn out after decades of overseas operations.
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