Trump Order Sets Military Buildup In Motion

Trump order sets military buildup in motion

By Jeremy Herb
01/27/17 04:51 PM EST
Updated 01/27/17 07:26 PM EST

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President Donald Trump on Friday took the first formal step to undertake a costly military buildup, signaling what could be a major turnaround from years of relying on a smaller, more agile force and within strict spending limits mandated by Congress.
In an executive memorandum he signed during his first visit to the Pentagon, Trump detailed plans to fulfill his campaign promises to invest in a bigger military — including more troops, warships and a modernized nuclear arsenal — declaring he was beginning “a great rebuilding of the …

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