World Bulletin / News Desk
President Donald Trump teased a budget plan Monday that includes a nearly 10 percent increase in defense spending and a "large reduction" in foreign aid.
An administration official said that Trump's plan would include a $54 billion increase in defense spending and a corresponding decrease in non-military programs.
"Most federal agencies will see a reduction as a result," the official said. There will be a "large reduction in foreign aid," he added, speaking on condition of anonymity.
Trump has put security threats front and center of his administration, insisting a muscular response is the only option.
He has promised to build a wall on the Mexican border, deport illegal immigrants and wipe jihadists off the "face of the earth."
His budget proposal -- which will be picked over and must ultimately be approved by Congress -- doubles down on that ethos.
It would substantially increase US defense spending -- already by far the highest in the world -- although there were no details about how the extra funds would be spent.Güncelleme Tarihi: 28 Şubat 2017, 08:55