The U.S. is entering the second consecutive year of growth in its defense budget as it reorients to counter strategic threats from a nuclear-armed North Korea and challenges from China and Russia. At the same time, the Pentagon is trying to modernize its forces as well as aircraft and equipment used during the conflicts in the Middle East and Afghanistan. In May, President Donald Trump asked Congress to fund U.S. defense efforts at $647 billion for fiscal 2018 in what was his first budget ...

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