Pres. Trump’s Plans Will Add $683B to Pentagon Budget Over 10 Years

The Trump budget plan seeks to rebuild the U.S. Military. (AP/Photo)

December 5, 2017
OAN Newsroom

President Trump’s planned military buildup will add $683 billion to the Pentagon’s budget over the next decade.

The Congressional Budget Office’s report from Monday predicts that under the National Defense Authorization Act military spending will surpass that of the Cold War-era.

The current administration’s plans are 20 percent higher than the Obama administration’s budget estimates.

The president’s proposed buildup follows a call to increase the number of people in the Army and Marine Corps in addition to the number of U.S. military ships.

The NDAA will raise next year’s budget to over $700 billion after being overwhelmingly passed by Congress.

  • Clyde Wells

    Have you looked at the difference based on the dollar value from the cold war end to 2017. I don’t think your statement is a true fact.!!!

  • Tango Uniform

    Time to cash in the peace dividend.

  • eladtoor

    The number doesn’t matter. The Pentagon doesn’t know how much it has, how much it gets, or how much it spends. On paydays, General Officers just dip their hands (or shovels) into barrels full of cash, and grab what they can. Enlisted folk and civilian employees have to make do with what spills on the floor, which usually about equals the national debt.
    When asked for audits, the Pentagon member asked just grabs an automatic weapon and waves it at the inquirer, that usually stops the “audit’ BS.

  • No Mas

    Obama watered down the entire military by lowering their budget and lowering morals and values.
    The only group that is happy is the LGBT with medical benefits for free sex change…
    What a mess Obama made….

  • Sui-Juris

    “President Trump’s planned military buildup will add $683 billion to the Pentagon’s budget over the next decade.”

    Considering Obama reduced long-term spending on defense programs by close to $1 trillion in fiscal years 2009 through 2023 (see Aug. 2011 Budget Control Act). An increase in spending now of $683 billion is necessary for current and future military readiness.

    For example the nature of the budget cuts have had the most significant impact on Operations and Maintenance (O&M) accounts, particularly for the training and readiness of combat units during their “at home” cycle between overseas deployments. As of April 17, 2016, out of 276 F/A-18 Hornet strike fighters in the U.S. Marine Corps inventory, only about 30% are ready to fly, according to statistics provided by the Marine Corps. Similarly, only 42 of 147 heavy-lift CH-53E Super Stallion helicopters are airworthy.

  • Burrito Smith

    All that money and the proposed pay increase for TY2018 for active SM’s is 2.9%. Spend some money on the troops boys, not your GD 361 Million dollar aircraft. You face all time low enlistments and you’re trying to figure out how to ramp up our total muster with these silly bonus packages for the already burned out vets coming back? Weak ass pay increases aint’ the way. Don’t be afraid to spend some money on the Joes!!!!

  • brad m

    This is a cost we have to bear at some point because of previous administrations failing to actually end the problems that were created. Also a strong military is the price we pay to fight bad people on their land instead of our own land

  • Hammertime

    See, this is what happens when you elect right wingers to public office. The corruption just continues.

    • brad m

      Obviously you haven’t been paying attention to the loads of corruption charges to democrats in power

  • CDG

    For those that don’t know…the military is in sad shape across all branches. The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan combined with the constant, current operations across the globe since 9/11 have exhausted equipment and vehicles. Most are decades old. Some, like the B-52 are from the 50’s. The supply chain for these worn out aircraft and vehicles no longer exists so the military is forced to cannibalize other aircraft for parts. The Navy is short vessels and crews. Besides aircraft problems, the Air Force is short thousands of pilots. The Marine Corps only has about 30% of its fighter/bomber aircraft actually able to conduct combat missions. The Army only has 3 brigade combat teams that could be deployed in an emergency. It would take over 30 days for the rest to be mobilized. This is all assumes the Air Force has the lift capacity to transport all these troops and equipment. It doesn’t. This is a problem that transcends one, two or three past Presidents. Billions were wasted on an unnecessary F-35 program (that could have been better spent on the rest of the service) over decades. The Pentagon brass is just as responsible for the current sad state of the military as is Congress.

    • Hammertime

      Massive cuts are needed to the military, the problem is that Congress has been corrupted by the military industrial complex.

      • Disgusted Citizen

        See CDG’s post.

        • Hammertime

          CDG is apparently one of those nuts who thinks the US military is not big enough.

          • Rachel Sloniger Turpin

            And apparently you are one of the nuts who think the US miliatary is too big.

          • CDG

            Didn’t say the military should be bigger. Simply upgraded with new equipment to replace worn out equipment. While everyone’s comments are welcome, in the future, please refrain from childish insults. We are all adults here.

    • Disgusted Citizen

      Now that is scary.

    • Burrito Smith

      HOOAH!!! You’re dead on CDG- See my post above.

    • Tango Uniform

      BUFF H-models were delivered in 1961/62, still they’re old but reliable. Every B-1 and B-2 will be parked at Davis-Monthan, and the BUFF will still be raining death on bad guys.

  • Tado

    War, War, War.
    Kill, Kill, Kill.
    Eradicate people who induce global warming.
    Sex generates excessive heat.

  • Christopher Binkowski

    That’s only 70billion a year.

    • notwar

      Which is about 3.5 weeks of Obama’s Trillion dollar “Stimulus”.

      • No Mas

        Obama Trillion stimulus was used entirely for paying back his campaign donors…

  • Alan Lindquist

    that’s the difference between doing nothing and doing something for the people.