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Trump's Pentagon Budget Delays Big Defense Buildup He Promised

  • Budget maintains Obama plans for F-35, Super Hornet, ships
  • Focus on readiness with more Army troops, Tomahawk missiles
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Trump Budget With $3.6 Trillion in Cuts Hurts Supporters

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President Donald Trump’s first full-year defense budget would delay big increases in multibillion-dollar weapons systems while putting more money into troop readiness and precision munitions, such as 100 additional Tomahawk cruise missiles from Raytheon Co.

The budget proposed Tuesday for the fiscal year that begins Oct. 1 would provide $574.5 billion for the Pentagon, a 10 percent increase from the last full-year budget in fiscal 2016 and about 9.5 percent more than the budget Congress approved for the current fiscal year.