31 Jan '18, 6pm

[email protected] calls for ending budget sequester and bolstering defense at State of the Union.

.@POTUS calls for ending budget sequester and bolstering defense at State of the Union.

WASHINGTON -- The United States faces myriad dangers from rogue regimes and global competitors, and the nation must have a strong defense to discourage these rivals and forge a world of peace, President Donald J. Trump said in his State of the Union address last night. The president said these regimes -- including China and Russia -- "challenge our interests, our economy and our values." A strong defense is necessary to deter adversaries, the president told a joint session of Congress. "For this reason, I am asking the Congress to end the dangerous defense sequester and fully fund our great military," Trump said. Sequestration is a provision of the Budget Control Act of 2011 that imposes across-the-board spending cuts if Congress and the White House cannot agree on more targeted options. The president stressed that the United States must modernize and rebuild the nation's ...

Full article: https://www.army.mil/article/199857?DMD

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