Last month, when the Treasury Department reported that the fiscal year 2018 deficit was a staggering $779 billion, President Trump made an announcement. Before meeting with his cabinet, the president said he would be asking every secretary to trim five percent, “if not more,” from his or her budget. Nor would he exempt the department of Defense.
Here’s hoping Trump changes his mind. Cutting the resources available to the Pentagon is a bad idea. A new report from the bipartisan National Defense Strategy Commission underscores just how bad.
The United States military might “struggle to win, or perhaps lose” a war with China or Russia, according to a congressionally-mandated report from the National Defense Strategy Commission.
The Trump administration is undertaking efforts to grow and advance the U.S.’s “low-visibility, irregular warfare” operations across the globe, according to a new directive issued by the Pentagon.
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.