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Trump to Raise Defense Spending by 54 Billion Dollars: WH

Trump to Raise Defense Spending by 54 Billion Dollars: WH

WASHINGTON - U.S. President Donald Trump is seeking to increase U.S. defense spending by 10 percent, or 54 billion U.S. dollars, White House (WH) revealed Monday.
The money to boost military building-up may come from deep cuts to almost every non-security category, including foreign aid and domestic discretionary programs, according to White House officials.
"This budget will be a public safety and national security budget," Trump said at a bipartisan gathering of U.S. governors at the White House Monday morning.
"We will increase security and we will decrease lower-priority programs. Most federal agencies will see a reduction as a result," the conservative Washington Times newspaper quoted an Office of Management and Budget official asking anonymous as saying. 
Trump's plan will also call for hikes in spending on homeland security, intelligence, the Department of Justice and law enforcement, said a Politico report, quoting another unidentified senior official as its source.
Trump will propose "dollar for dollar cuts" elsewhere, the official said.
So far few details were provided on how the cuts will be made and over what time period they will be implemented.

On Friday, Trump pledged that he will oversee "one of the greatest military buildups in American history." (Xinhua)