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Critics slam cuts to foreign aid, big boost for Pentagon

Most senior military leaders said to believe it unwise to cut development aid and diplomacy funding

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It is not yet possible to assess how many more warships, fighters or troops the Pentagon will be able to field with the proposed US$54 billion increase because of a lack of specifics.

Washington

PRESIDENT Donald Trump's proposal to add US$54 billion to the Pentagon budget next year sounds huge at first - a 10 per cent increase for a department that already receives more of taxpayers' money than any other part of government.

But the outgoing Obama administration

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