Trump still wants to beef up US defense budget, media reports

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UNITED STATES (VOP TODAY NEWS) — US military spending could reach $ 750 billion [EUR 667 billion] in 2020, continuing its upward trend. This increase has been requested by Donald Trump and should get the green light from Congress, according to Axios.

The administration of Donald Trump will publish Monday the draft budget of the defense for the year 2020, a total amount of 750 billion dollars [667 billion euros], as reported Axios portal, citing two senior officials in the presidential administration. The project will then have to be approved by the Congress.

According to the publication, the White House budget proposals represent only proposals for the Congress, which, in turn, will independently count the expenses and render its verdict.

According to the portal, this draft defense budget provides for the allocation of $ 576 billion [513 billion euros] to the basic expenses of the Pentagon. The rest of the money will be used to finance operations abroad.

The defense budget of the United States for the year 2019 was $ 716 billion [637 billion euros], which is 3% more than the 2018 budget, 20 billion [18 Billions of Euro’s]. The United States has the largest defense budget in the world.

Earlier, the director of the Center for the Improvement of Combat Skills, US Army Lieutenant-General Eric Wesley, said that the United States was considering reforming its armed forces in response to the military’s growing military potential. Russia and China.

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