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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

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.


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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