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https://www.sipri.org/commentary/blog/2016/65-years-military-spending
 

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http://csbaonline.org/research/publications/ten-reasons-dod-needs-an-appropriations-bill-now
 

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http://nationalinterest.org/blog/the-buzz/forget-about-too-big-fail-americas-military-has-become-too-18489?page=show
 

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http://www.military.com/daily-news/2016/11/26/white-house-urges-congress-fund-new-submarines.html?ESRC=todayinmil.sm
 

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https://news.usni.org/2016/04/29/wrapup-hasc-passes-fy2017-defense-bill-with-reagan-era-spending-levels
 

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http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/ndaa-compromise-boosts-defense-spending-3.2-billion/article/2608437
 

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http://breakingdefense.com/2016/12/donald-trump-needs-a-bigger-stick-so-up-defense-thornberry/?utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=38585833&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-828coInZeF9MfSJ60TWE2MCauPw3b8_zX1zbP61_UxwAdtPYWmust6HLJ8sMKmmexge-wwntbLVG3ygEYz-R2ZnL19Xg&_hsmi=38585833
 

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http://thehill.com/policy/defense/308463-house-passes-619b-defense-policy-bill
 

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http://www.realcleardefense.com/articles/2016/12/09/rebuilding_americas_military_110462.html?utm_source=RealClearDefense+Morning+Recon&utm_campaign=516d7afb66-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2016_12_08&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_694f73a8dc-516d7afb66-81812733
 

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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2016/12/12/1570000000000-much-world-spent-arms-year/
 

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https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-12-13/trump-isn-t-alone-in-planning-billions-more-on-military-spending?utm_content=buffer3efef&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer
 

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https://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2016-12-22/japan-approves-record-defense-spending-amid-china-tensions
 

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http://freebeacon.com/national-security/pentagon-iran-seeking-new-missiles-war-equipment/
 

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NASA spending should add a zero $180 billion

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http://www.realcleardefense.com/articles/2017/01/03/correcting_the_course_of_future_defense_spending_110568.html
 

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http://nationalinterest.org/feature/americas-military-has-big-problem-its-dead-broke-18956?page=show
 

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https://www.yahoo.com/news/iran-expand-military-spending-develop-missiles-112355039.html
 

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http://www.politico.com/story/2017/01/john-mccain-defense-budget-233645
 

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McCain plan boosts Navy spending by $94 billion compared to current five-year plan

Sen. John McCain's (R-AZ) proposed blueprint to hike U.S. military spending boosts the Navy's budget by $94 billion between fiscal years 2018 and 2022 compared to the Defense Department's current forecast, including $58 billion to increase the size of the Navy and Marine Corps and buy new ships and weapons.
 

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http://www.forbes.com/sites/lorenthompson/2017/01/23/a-reagan-moment-arrives-for-americas-military/#227bad8b3adf
 

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Mattis Outlines Plan to Attack Readiness Shortfalls

—Amy McCullough

2/2/2017

Defense Secretary James Mattis has outlined his “initial guidance” for strengthening the US military through the budget process. The Jan. 31 memorandum to senior Defense Department leaders comes days after President Donald Trump ordered Mattis to conduct a “readiness review” and to work with the director of the Office of Management and Budget to develop a Fiscal 2017 budget amendment to boost military readiness. Mattis’ plan includes three phases, the first of which are “intermediate objectives:” “improve warfighting readiness, achieve program balance by addressing pressing shortfalls, [and] build a larger, more capable, and more lethal force.”

To address the “serious readiness challenges,” DOD will create an amendment to the Fiscal 2017 budget request that addresses urgent needs, as well as “new requirements driven by acceleration of the campaign against ISIS,” states the memo. To pay for the needed increases in force structure, DOD will decrease funding in lower priority areas. The deputy defense security will oversee that effort as well as an expedited Fiscal 2018 budget review, with the intention of “balancing the program, addressing pressing programmatic shortfalls, while continuing to rebuild readiness.” This could include the procurement of more munitions—the Air Force has repeatedly discussed the need to refill the dwindling stockpile—boosting funding for facility sustainment, and focusing on advanced capability demonstrations. Mattis noted the Fiscal 2018 President Budget would be presented to OMB no later than May 1.

Under the third phase, DOD will begin work on a new national defense strategy. That strategy will “include a new force sizing construct, which will inform our targets for force structure growth. It will also determine an approach to enhancing the lethality of the joint force against high-end competitors and the effectiveness of our military against a broad spectrum of potential threats.
 

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Grey Havoc said:
http://www.defensenews.com/articles/grounded-nearly-two-thirds-of-us-navys-strike-fighters-cant-fly
Meanwhile:

http://www.defensenews.com/articles/new-us-air-force-wish-list-adds-billions-for-more-aircraft
 

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https://news.usni.org/2017/02/06/cotton-calls-for-25-b-uptick-in-defense-supplemental
 

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http://www.defenseone.com/ideas/2017/02/our-air-force-urgently-needs-funds-april/135566/?oref=d-topstory
 

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http://breakingdefense.com/2017/03/the-640-billion-solution-thornberry-wilson-want-more-defense-dollars-from-trump/
 

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http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-39165080

China defense spending increase

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2017/03/03/trump_touts_defense_buildup_but_numbers_fall_short.html
 

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http://www.realcleardefense.com/articles/2017/03/09/spending_on_defensehow_much_is_enough_110937.html

1991 2015 % increase

Social Security $272B $882B +324%
Medicare $123B $646B +525%
Medicaid $98B $545B +556%
Income assistance/welfare $53B $218B +411%
Disability compensation $48B $143B +298%
Food Stamps $17B $80B +470%
Defense $306B $582B +190%*
 

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http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-shipbuilding-insight-idUSKBN16O142

I might be wrong, but there is a bit of a smell of a hatchet piece off this one.
 

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Grey Havoc said:
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-shipbuilding-insight-idUSKBN16O142

I might be wrong, but there is a bit of a smell of a hatchet piece off this one.
Taking as objective look as I can there is nothing of the hatchet about that article; as in all such things it is in the eye of the beholder......
 

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bobbymike said:
http://www.realcleardefense.com/articles/2017/03/09/spending_on_defensehow_much_is_enough_110937.html

1991 2015 % increase

Social Security $272B $882B +324%
Medicare $123B $646B +525%
Medicaid $98B $545B +556%
Income assistance/welfare $53B $218B +411%
Disability compensation $48B $143B +298%
Food Stamps $17B $80B +470%
Defense $306B $582B +190%*
I was trying to find a decent source on US Government revenues and other relevant factors, for example http://www.usgovernmentrevenue.com/recent_revenue
To help give context during this period there was an approx. 3 times increase in US Government annual revenues, 2 major recessions, an increase life expectancy and the increase of population of retired age individuals increasing at an rate that only the rate of immigration in by younger working age individuals delays from being a complete demographic disaster.

By all means propose different priorities but given that the US social welfare system is one of the least generous to recipients in the Western World unless you have a real nostalgia for brutalising the old, young and the poor there may be limits to how many billions can be freed up for your military expansion fantasies.
Unless you buy it on credit like Regan did and leave even more debt whose cost can be your children's problem.
 

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bobbymike said:
http://www.realcleardefense.com/articles/2017/03/09/spending_on_defensehow_much_is_enough_110937.html

1991 2015 % increase

Social Security $272B $882B +324%
Medicare $123B $646B +525%
Medicaid $98B $545B +556%
Income assistance/welfare $53B $218B +411%
Disability compensation $48B $143B +298%
Food Stamps $17B $80B +470%
Defense $306B $582B +190%*
Disgusting isn't it? The safety of the country can go hang as long as the entitlements keep flowing.
 
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