President Donald Trump’s plan to increase the defense budget in fiscal 2017 and 2018 is being pummeled by Republicans and Democrats in Congress. His budget blueprint would provide $639 billion, $65 billion of which would fund overseas wars. The White House asserts that this is “one of the largest one-year [Defense Department] increases in U.S. history.” But his proposal, $54 billion more than 2017, does not provide enough money to accomplish even his own goals. For ...
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