US President Donald Trump will ask for a substantially increased US defence budget in 2019, apparently signalling that he is taking Defence Secretary Jim Mattis’s warnings about China and Russia seriously. Photo: AFP

Trump wants US$716 billion for ‘aggressive defence strategy’ in 2019 to face off with China and Russia

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US President Donald Trump will ask for a substantially increased US defence budget in 2019, apparently signalling that he is taking Defence Secretary Jim Mattis’s warnings about China and Russia seriously. Photo: AFP
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