President Donald Trump has called for an end to the Defense spending sequester during a speech to the US Air Force at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland.
“I’m calling on Congress to end the defense sequester once and for all,” Trump said Friday afternoon, during a 17-minute address on the 70th anniversary of the US Air Force.
Citing cutbacks in the military in recent years, Pres Trump calls on Congress "to end the defense sequester once and for all."
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“The servicemen and women who defend our nation with their lives deserve the predictable and consistent funding that will help them win quickly and win decisively.”
New equipment the US is ordering “by the billions” will be better than anything in the world, Trump said. “There’s nobody even close.”
A White House release titled “Making Our Military Strong Again” outlines the policy to end the sequester.
“Our military needs every asset at its disposal to defend America. We cannot allow other nations to surpass our military capability. The Trump Administration will pursue the highest level of military readiness,” it reads.