With every step towards a greater America that President Donald Trump has achieved, his critics, especially former President Barack Obama, have fought him on it. Now Trump has taken on the damage Obama did to the military.
On Tuesday, Trump made law the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act, a $700 billion defense budget that will give the military increases spending and functionality. American soldiers will get the largest pay raise they have seen in over 7 years.
According to American Military News, the budget signed by Trump will give U.S. troops a 2.4 percent pay raise and create additional opportunities for employment in the military to ensure America continues to have the strongest military in the world.
“This legislation represents a momentous step toward rebuilding our military and securing the future for our children,” Trump said Tuesday at the White House while signing the measure into law, according to the Washington Examiner.
“I applaud the work of the members of both parties who came together to pass the National Defense Authorization Act, which passed with overwhelming bipartisan support— something that sounds very nice to my ears.”
— Steve Herman (@W7VOA) December 12, 2017
Speaking about the recent terror attacks on American soil, Trump said, “These attacks underscore the dangers we face from around the globe, the National Defense Authorization Act could not come at a more opportune or important time.”
Surely, the threat by North Korea’s improved ballistic missiles, has urged the President to help our military improve any way it can.
Trump has made good on as many of his campaign promises as he can, including the any and all regarding the military. He said, “As soon as I take office I will ask Congress to fully eliminate the defense sequester and will submit a new budget to rebuild our military. It is so depleted. We will rebuild our military.”
Trump vowed to keep Guantanamo Bay Detention Center open, and he has. The President is currently working on increasing the size of the U.S. Army to 540,000 active duty soldiers, rebuilding the Marine Corps to 36 battalions, providing the U.S. Air Force with 1,200 fighter aircraft, and rebuilding the U.S. Navy toward the goal of 350 ships.