Trump Requests An Additional $5.9B For Military Amid North Korean Threat
Monday, 6 November 2017 () President Donald Trump requested an additional $5.9 billion from Congress for the military on Monday, as he continues his Asia tour aimed at addressing what he called the “North Korean menace,” according to USA Today. The additional spending to the government’s 2018 budget request came while Trump left Japan for South Korea, where the country began installing an anti-missile defense system known as THAAD, the report said. Trump requested $4 billion for missile defense and detection technology on the Korean peninsula, $1.2 billion to support his request for an additional 3,500 U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan and $700 million to restore two Navy vessels, the report said. The request for...
On Tuesday, President Donald Trump warned North Korea that the United States is prepared to use the full range of its military power to prevent any attack before urging Pyongyang to "make a deal" to end the nuclear standoff. While speaking in Seoul, South Korea, Trump said that while "we hope to God"...
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