The article discuss the drastic increase of funding that the Trump administration has asked for the upcoming fiscal year. The requests are expected to reach a total of $900 million by 2024.
The Trump administration has put huge emphasis on weapons in this country. The administration has asked for $100 million dollars to develop missiles that are banned in the INF Treaty. It is alarming that President Trump is withdrawing from a Treaty that we have been part of since 1987 and it is also of great concern that on the budget documents, Trump does not specify the purpose of the proposed funding. It is labeled as a “a classified munitions program.” We should be weary of these proposals and will hear likely hear more to come as they will cause controversy in Congress.