19 May '17, 5pm

Leaked: Nuclear weapons, munition focus in DoD budget request

WASHINGTON — A liberal-leaning think tank has posted what it claims are budget figures for U.S. President Donald Trump’s first budget days before it will be formally unveiled. On Thursday, Third Way posted the budget figures online . The budget will be formally rolled out May 23. Defense News could not independently verify that the numbers are correct, and the group notes that the information was current as of May 8, meaning there could still be changes that will be reflected when the budget drops officially. “If it were to be enacted, this budget would be a catastrophe for America. But the President’s budget is, thankfully, not the final say in Washington,” Third Way President Jon Cowan said on the group’s website. “Ultimately, it is up to Congress to bring more strategic thinking, thoughtfulness, and humanity to our federal priorities." The document provided by Third Way...

Full article: http://www.defensenews.com/articles/leaked-nuclear-weapon...

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