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Trump's plan seeks $54 billion increase in defence spending

Trump's plan seeks $54 billion increase in defence spending

An administration official said that Trump`s plan would include a $54 billion increase in defense spending and a corresponding decrease in non-military programs.

US Army to cut 80,000 troops by 2017 to reduce budget

The United States Army has announced to reduce its strength by a whopping 80,000 by 2017 as part of a budget-cutting plan, making it one of the largest force reductions since World War II.

Curtailing of defence budget to throw new challenges: Panetta

The Pentagon is faced with challenge to maintain a force strong enough to meet the challenges of the future, US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta has said.

US defence budget 2013 to be heavier?

US House panel pressed ahead with a heavier version of the 2013 US defence budget adding billions to Obama`s budget.

Pentagon cuts size of US Army, Marines

The changes US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta described at a news conference are numerous but hardly dramatic.

Citing deficit, Gates moves to cut US defense budget

The proposed cuts will require reducing the size of the Army and the Marine Corps.

Obama signs military budget bill; Pak to get $2.3 bn

US President Barack Obama on Thursday signed a USD 680-billion defence budget bill that provides USD 2.3 billion military assistance to Pakistan with tough condition to make sure that the funds are not squandered or diverted to affect the "balance of power in the region".