How to Support and Distance Yourself from the President’s DoD Budget

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OPINION — Navy Secretary Richard V. Spencer last week joined the very public chorus of defense experts in questioning whether President Trump’s call for reducing fiscal 2020 DoD spending to $700 billion will actually take place.

With the deficit soaring, Trump back in mid-October, told his cabinet members, with TV cameras rolling, “I’d like you all to come back with a five percent cut. If you do that, we will be very happy. There are some people sitting at the table…that can really do more.”

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