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March 24, 2017
Mattis presses Congress for $30B defense hike
Washington (UPI) Mar 23, 2017
U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis implored lawmakers to approve the Trump Administration's proposed $30 billion defense budget boost on Wednesday. Speaking during a hearing of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense, Mattis said the additional funds for fiscal 2017 were necessary to ensure military readiness, suggesting key assets have been underfunded. "[The spending increase is needed to] get our aircraft back in the air, our ships back to sea, and our troops back in the fiel ... read more

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