10 Aug '17, 9pm

Trump pledges 'billions' increase in missile defense spending

WASHINGTON ― U.S. President Donald Trump has pledged to increase defense spending by “billions of dollars,” while hinting that a plan to increase spending on missile defense may come as soon as next week. Speaking to reporters Thursday while in New Jersey, Trump said: “We are going to be increasing our budget by many billions of dollars because of North Korea, and other reasons having to do with the anti-missile. We are going to be increasing our budget by many billions of dollars,” adding that “we’ll probably be able to report that over the next week.” “We are going to be increasing the anti-missiles by a substantial amount of billions of dollars,” he added. Just what that means is unclear, although it is possible the White House will submit a proposal for consideration to Congress for the fiscal 2018 National Defense Authorization Act. While the House has already complet...

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