President Trump’s big push? More money for the U.S. military. A lot more. Fifty-four billion dollars, to come out of diplomacy and domestic spending. The U.S. spends more on its military than the next seven biggest spenders combined. Not enough, says President Trump. One-hundred twenty retired generals say less diplomacy means more fighting. The president says, beef up the brawn.
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