Defense authorization act would boost military spending, but can it be sustained?

Renata Sago Aug 13, 2018
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President Donald Trump speaks to members of the military at Joint Andrews Air Force base, Maryland, on Sept. 15, 2017. MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images

Defense authorization act would boost military spending, but can it be sustained?

Renata Sago Aug 13, 2018
President Donald Trump speaks to members of the military at Joint Andrews Air Force base, Maryland, on Sept. 15, 2017. MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images
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President Donald Trump heads to upstate New York on Monday to sign one of the largest military budgets in the nation’s history. The $716 billion John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act  pours money into pay, training and equipment maintenance, among other things. But some point out it adds to the fast-rising federal deficit and ask whether this level of military spending can be sustained. 

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