President Donald Trump promised during his election campaign that he would strengthen the military, and it looks that will be another campaign promise kept.
According to Breitbart, President Trump didn’t wait long after his inauguration to sign an executive order to expand U.S. armed forces.
“I’m signing an executive action to begin a great rebuilding of the armed services of the United States, developing a plan for new planes, new ships, new resources and new tools for our men and women in uniform,” Trump said after his swearing-in ceremony. “I’m very proud to be doing that.”
That report showed that the Air Force will expand by 30,000 airmen over the next five or six years. Likewise, the Army will also expand by that many people by the end of this year.
The Navy will add 82 more surface ships and submarines — a whopping 30 percent increase in the size of the fleet.
As the numbers are released, it’s good to remember that this is something Trump promised all along and reiterated when speaking with military personnel on Feb. 16.
“Our country will never have had a military like the military we’re about to build and rebuild,” he stated, touting might through “peace and strength,” according to The U.K. Telegraph.
Military Times reported that Trump’s executive order to increase the size and power U.S. armed forces was now just in its early stages of execution, but if a Pentagon budget request is approved, a beefed-up military could be a reality by the end of 2017.
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