Retired Generals Blast ‘Dead on Arrival’ Trump Budget Cuts

Republicans don’t see eye to eye on much these days.  Donald Trump’s proposed budget cuts to the State Department, Lindsay Graham warned on Tuesday, “would be a disaster.” Graham blasted Trump for cuts which “show a lack of understanding”, and even vowed the budget is “dead on arrival.  It’s not going to happen.”

After the White House proposed $54 billion in cuts to increase defense spending, 121 retired generals and admirals signed onto a letter imploring House and Senate leaders to “ensure that resources for the International Affairs Budget keep pace with the growing global threats and opportunities we face.”

The Trump Administration’s proposed cuts would target major efforts in diplomacy and development, funding which the admirals and generals wrote is “critical to keeping America safe.”  Foreign aid is seen by most foreign policy and military experts as crucial investment into the national security interests of the United States. Congress is under no obligation to accept the Trump budget and it appears likely they won’t.

Read the letter below:

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