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Trump’s defense budget ignores our combat troops

Photo: U.S. Marines deploying to Afghanistan. If they were fighting with Civil War muskets, Trump wouldn’t care. [AFP PHOTO/WAKIL KOHSAR (Photo credit should read WAKIL KOHSAR/AFP/Getty Images). Photo used under Fair Use Doctrine; commentary by Roger Rabbit is not authorized by AFP or Getty Images.]

Broken weapons, Vietnam-era rifles and boots, vehicles that don’t run, no ammunition for training, old heavy equipment (see photo) … but Trump and his cabinet of Wall Street tycoons don’t give a damn. Despite flaunting a $54 billion a year increase in defense spending, Trump put nothing in his budget for our combat troops. Some third world armies are better equipped than ours. So is ISIS. Read story here.

 


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