THROUGHOUT THE presidential campaign, Donald Trump consistently called for more defense spending to rebuild an American military he characterized as “in shambles” and “a disaster.”

Since taking office, he has said increased military spending is “more important” than balancing the budget. In his address to Congress last week, Trump made it official, promising “one of the largest increases in national defense spending in history.”

Such a path is unwise and ignores the council of military and national security leaders.

Read the whole thing at The Virginian Pilot.

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