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Trump says he would restore hundreds of billions in military cuts, but it's unclear how he'd pay for it

Trump says he would restore hundreds of billions in military cuts, but it's unclear how he'd pay for it

Donald Trump detailed a proposal Wednesday to restore hundreds of billions of dollars in military budget cuts if he is elected president — increasing the number of troops in uniform and ships in the Navy — while promising a strategy of “peace through strength.”

Though Trump’s plan also includes a pledge to build new warplanes and enhance missile defense and cybersecurity systems, he did not provide a price tag, and he offered only scant details on how he would pay the costs.

Trump has long called the state of the military a "disaster," accusing President Obama of neglect. Trump,...

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