Commentary | March 7, 2017

President Trump’s Defense Budget: Just a Down Payment

By F.G. Hoffman Op-Ed | Foreign Policy Research Institute

This op-ed appeared in the Foreign Policy Research Institute's E-Notes on March 7, 2017.

President Donald Trump has once again confounded his critics. His proposed Defense increase of $54 billion fulfills another of his campaign pledges. He promised to restore America’s military forces to higher levels of readiness and to begin a sizable buildup of the U.S. military’s capacity. The president’s announcement is a down payment on that promise.



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