US President Donald Trump rejected a Pentagon proposal to cut military health spending by $ 2.2 billion over five years. He announced this on Tuesday, August 18, on his Twitter.
“We will not do anything to harm our great military professionals and heroes while I am your president,” the American leader wrote.
The corresponding initiative of US Secretary of Defense Mark Emper was reported by the Politico newspaper on August 16. According to some representatives of the department, this proposal could destroy the military health care system in the midst of a pandemic and endanger almost 10 million military personnel and their families.
On July 24, the US Senate approved its version of the draft military budget for the new fiscal year, which begins October 1. According to him, the Ministry of Defense will receive about $ 740.5 billion. In particular, the document includes sanctions against Nord Stream 2.