Trump proposes 10% increase in defence spending

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Washington, Feb 27: US President Donald Trump's first budget proposal includes a substantial USD 54 billion dollar increase in defence spending, with corresponding cuts in foreign assistance and other non-military spending.

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Highlighting what Trump has described as a 'public safety and national security budget', the plan raises national defence spending by almost 10 per cent, an official said on condition of anonymity. US defence budget is already the highest in the world.

The proposal, which will be picked over by Congress, will have 'a corresponding reduction in non-defence spending by 54 billion', the official said.

"Most federal agencies will see a reduction as a result," the official added.


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