Is Trump’s 2020 defense budget excessive?

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Senior Fellow Michael O’Hanlon discusses President Trump’s $750 billion defense budget request for the upcoming fiscal year and recommends more efficient spending with the goal of creating a more modern and ready—but not larger—force.

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