The Pentagon is asking for a budget cut — however not a lot of 1.
Protection officers will suggest a barely slimmer — however nonetheless huge — $705 billion budget for fiscal 2021 in a doc they’re sending to Congress on Monday, Bloomberg Information reported.
That’s $eight billion lower than the quantity accredited for fiscal 2020, which ends Sept. 30.
The proposal features a huge enhance for the Space Force, President Trump’s new navy department, which might get $15.three billion — up from simply $400 million this 12 months.
It might additionally award sharp will increase for the nation’s nuclear weapons methods, with a $17.7 billion modernization program.
Trump has made protection spending a precedence — and has repeatedly boasted about rising navy expenditures.
“Final night time I used to be so proud to have signed the most important Protection Invoice ever,” he tweeted in December.