McCain called the planned increase in the military budget of the United States is insufficient
Moscow. 27 Feb. INTERFAX.RU — increase the defense budget of the United States in the amount proposed by the President, is not enough: the military needs more funds to ensure national security, said Monday the head of the U.S. Senate Committee on armed services John McCain.
“The white house announced that the President intends to request a military budget of $603 billion thus, the budget will increase by $18.5 billion compared to the level proposed by President Obama for the 2018 fiscal year. In other words, the President trump intends to provide the defence budget, which is just three percent more of the defense budget President Obama, which left our military underfunded,” — said in a statement Monday statement, Senator.
Earlier on Monday the Agency Associated Press with reference to the employee of the White house in charge of budgeting, said that trump intends to increase defense spending by $54 billion In turn, the head of the office of management and budget the White house Mick Mulvaney at a briefing on Monday confirmed that defence spending in the Federal budget of the USA in the 2018 fiscal year will be increased by more than $50 billion.