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U.S. President Donald Trump gives a speech aboard an under-construction aircraft carrier

Trump pushes U.S. defense buildup

The Trump administration has recently announced its budget priorities, and the most eye-catching figure was the $54 billion increase in defense spending, to $603 billion. Though there is wide agreement that the U.S. military is under increasing stress and is becoming less able to defend American interests, the proposal is highly controversial. The most likely scenario, however, is that the end of defense reductions in the U.S. is over.

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