Mattis urges congressional support for additional $30 billion for defense

WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Donald J. Trump’s request for an additional $30 billion in defense funding for fiscal 2017 would be used to strengthen the military and protect the nation against emerging global security challenges, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said on March 22 on Capitol Hill, according to the Department of Defense News.

                 Mattis warned that hesitation in investing in defense would deepen the “strategic mismatch between our future security and the military means to protect our people and freedoms,” at a . . .

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