March 06, 2017

Some Military Experts Say Trump’s Defense Budget Doesn’t Add Up

Source: NBC

Journalist: Phil McCausland

It appeared to be a classically braggadocios claim from President Donald Trump: The new administration's budget for 2018 would add $54 billion to the defense budget, "one of the largest increases in national defense spending in American history," the president claimed in his first address to both chambers of Congress.

But the numbers — as well as the history — don't quite add up, experts say.

"It's an Obama-esque budget with a Trump-sized sales pitch," Paul Scharre, senior fellow and director of the Future of Warfare Initiative at the Center for a New American Security and Iraq War veteran, told NBC News.

Read the full article at NBC News.


  • Paul Scharre

    Executive Vice President and Director of Studies

    Paul Scharre is the Executive Vice President and Director of Studies at CNAS. He is the award-winning author of Four Battlegrounds: Power in the Age of Artificial Intelligence...