Bush Announces $5.7 Billion Defense Spending Boost

By Dan Dupont / February 12, 2001 at 5:00 AM
President Bush today announced $5.7 billion in new defense spending, the bulk of which will be devoted to military health benefits. "I have great goals for our military; to advance its technology, to rethink its strategy," Bush told soldiers at Ft. Stewart, GA, home to the Army Infantry Center and School. "But as always, our strength begins with our people." To that end, he said the fiscal year 2002 defense budget request will include "$1.4 billion for military pay increases...

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