Trump’s Defense Budget Militarizes US Foreign Policy

The signature blueprint of any US president is the federal budget.  Donald Trump is giving us an insight into how he views the world and what resources he intends to employ in advancing US interests abroad. The FY 2018 defense budget proposal alters the way the United States projects its power while offering no levelness between defense and diplomacy. However, the chances that the current version of the proposal  will pass through the US Congress are slim; a prominent Republican Senator called it “dead on arrival.”