Pentagon Budget Seeks 10 New Ships and 15,600 Additional Troops

Pentagon Budget Seeks 10 New Ships and 15,600 Additional Troops

The Department of Defense submitted a 2019 budget request to Congress that would pay for ten new Navy ships and 15,600 additional troops beyond this year’s authorized levels.  The request would provide the Pentagon with $617 billion in its base budget and $69 billion for its overseas contingency operations account (the account the Pentagon uses on War and combat operations). The request is part of the Trump administration’s second annual budget and represents a major increase in military spending after…

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General Mattis: DACA Recipients Serving in the Military Will Not Be Deported

General Mattis: DACA Recipients Serving in the Military Will Not Be Deported

Secretary of Defense James Mattis is vowing not to deport any DACA recipients serving in the military even if the program expires.  “We would always stand by one of our people,” the general said.  “They will not be subject to any kind of deportation,” he added. Mattis said the protections will apply to those who are on active duty, in the active reserves, have already signed a contract with the military and are waiting to go to boot camp and…

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