Trump pledge to 'rebuild' military off to slow start, mixed results

CNBC| Wed Nov 08 10:00:14 EST 2017
President Donald Trump made a campaign promise to eliminate the defense sequester and submit a new budget that would "rebuild our military." A year after the election, though, Trump has not made good on his campaign pledge to increase military spending and fully eliminate the defense sequester, or the automatic federal spending cuts mandated under the 2011 Budget Control Act. Getting rid of the budget caps will require at least 60 votes in the GOP-controlled Senate, or support of every Republican and eight Democratic senators. Also, Trump's call for a Navy of up to 355 deployable ships — up from the current 278 — is delayed. His fiscal 2018 request unveiled in May didn't include a major buil..

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