Jun 13, 2017

McCain: "Everybody" thinks defense budget is inadequate


Defense Secretary Mattis and USMC General Dunford testified before the Armed Services Committee on Tuesday over the proposed FY18 defense budget. It was quickly criticized for its mere 3% increase and Sen. McCaskill called it a "misrepresentation" after President Trump promised "historic increases in defense spending."

Our problem with you is it's a 3% increase over the Obama administration. Everybody agrees that's not enough. -Sen. John McCain

McCain also asked for a better strategy on handling Afghanistan, saying that a winning strategy isn't "a hell of a lot to ask." While Mattis said he plans to have a strategy by mid-July, McCain added: "It makes it hard for us to support you when we don't have a strategy."

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