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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