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Thursday, September 08, 2016

'Unquestioned Military Strength'

Donald Trump vowed to boost military spending by tens of billions of dollars on Wednesday, outlining plans for major increases in the number of active troops, Navy ships and submarines, and fighter planes as he works to convince skeptics in both parties that he's ready to lead the world's most powerful military.

The New York businessman, who has struggled at times to demonstrate a command of foreign policy, also seemed to acknowledge he does not currently have a plan to address cyber security or the Islamic State group.

If elected, Trump said he would give military leaders 30 days to formulate a plan to defeat the group, commonly known as ISIS. And he would ask the joint chiefs of staff to conduct a review of the nation's cyber defenses to determine all vulnerabilities.

Trump's address came hours before his national security acumen is tested at a "commander in chief" forum on NBC.

"We want to deter, avoid and prevent conflict through our unquestioned military strength," Trump declared of his Democratic opponent in his Wednesday speech, delivered inside the exclusive Union League of Philadelphia, which first allowed women in 1986.



Anonymous said...

We spend almost as much on our military as the rest of the world combined. We don't need to spend more - we need to do a better job of spending less.

Anonymous said...

The US government is an imperialist government. It conquers other countries so the corporations can asset strip the land. The military works for the corporations. Same as the politicians.

Anonymous said...

12:14 - What you do not realize is Obama has reduced military spending tremendously due to funding for the Illegal Immigrants coming into our country.