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U.S. President Donald Trump, center, after announcing a major increase in defense spending on Monday.   © Reuters

Trump's defense splurge affirms American focus

Budget plan cuts foreign aid, calls for more nukes

TOMOYUKI KAWAI, Nikkei staff writer | North America

WASHINGTON -- The White House will seek a "historic increase in defense spending" in a coming budget proposal, President Donald Trump said Monday, furthering his promise to put American interests first by bolstering military strength and slashing foreign aid.

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