Most of America’s allies in Europe have continued to fall short of President Donald Trump’s stated goal of devoting at least two percent of economic output to defense spending, according to a new report.
President Donald Trump’s $686 billion defense budget for 2019 would increase missile defense spending by more than 25 percent over the Pentagon’s 2018 request, underscoring the administration’s concern about North Korea’s expanding ballistic missile and nuclear programs.
A major Department of Defense agency cannot account for over $800 million worth of projects after a recent audit.
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis spoke to House and Senate Republicans on Thursday at an annual GOP retreat, where he said the military needs to be “more lethal.”
House Speaker Paul Ryan (R., Wis.) on Thursday accused Senate Democrats of using the military as a “bargaining chip” in negotiations on an Obama-era program that protects young undocumented immigrants raised in the United States from deportation.