WASHINGTON (AP) – Donald Trump is proposing increasing military spending and personnel.
The Republican presidential nominee laid out his plans in a speech in Philadelphia. His campaign says they include asking Congress to fully eliminate the defense sequester that has reduced the military budget.
He said he wants an active Army of around 540,000, a Marine Corps based on 36 battalions, a Navy approaching 350 ships and submarines, and an Air Force of at least 1,200 fighter planes.
Trump also discussed plans to develop a new missile defense system.
And he wants all federal departments to conduct a review of America’s vulnerabilities when it comes to cyber defenses, the power grid, communications systems and other infrastructure.