Donald Trump wants to cut US government spending. That is easier said than done. Outside mandatory spending, defense is the biggest part of the budget, and CEOs can't just half the price for advanced weapons systems.
Will Germany soon dramatically increase its military expenditure? The Christian Democrats support the plan, the Social Democrats think it is absurd. The fight over defense spending has become a campaign issue.
The move comes after North Korea recently tested missiles over the pacifist country. The new missiles will be capable of reaching North Korea.
Will the world really be safer if its largest military power spends more on weapons and less on diplomacy? Matthias von Hein says that Donald Trump's military buildup is the wrong path forward.
The announcement comes after US President Donald Trump demanded other NATO countries increase military spending. While the US and NATO welcomed the budget increase, it will still be short of the desired goal.
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