The president’s defense budget continues the military rebuild


The Trump administration’s budget request gets many things right, but there are areas where Congress can — and should — improve on the proposal.

It starts with the overall dollar amount. The administration’s request of $750 billion aligns with the needs outlined by former Defense Secretary James Mattis. His recommendation for annual Pentagon budget increases of between 3 and 5 percent above inflation were subsequently endorsed by the bipartisan National Defense Strategy Commission.

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