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Trump Renews Focus on Military Spending as Race Tightens

  • Poll shows Trump leads among current, former servicemembers
  • Candidates to participate in military forum Wednesday night
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Trump Leads Clinton Among Military Voters: NBC Poll

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Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump detailed his proposals for an expansion of U.S. military power as his race with Democrat Hillary Clinton tightens, in an appeal to service members and veterans who could give him a critical boost in November.

If elected, Trump would ask Congress to lift military spending caps, increase defense spending, and seek a plan from generals to counter Islamic State in his first 30 days in office, he said in a speech Wednesday in Philadelphia.