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The US spent $611 billion on its military in 2016 -- more than the next 8 countries combined

According to 2016 estimates gathered by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, the United States was responsible for 36% of the entire world’s military spending. Even so, President Trump is calling for a $US54 billion increase in US military spending which he says is needed to “rebuild the military.” In order to pay for this, Trump is also calling for a $US54 billion cut in other parts of the federal budget.

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