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Source: Reuters

Trump proposes bigger budget for Pentagon, nuclear arsenal

Tuesday 21:52 GMT

U.S. President Donald Trump has proposed a military budget that is the largest since 2011 and focused on beefing up the country’s nuclear defenses and countering the growing strength of China and Russia.

On top of the Pentagon’s $686 billion budget request was an additional $30 billion for non-defense agencies including the Department of Energy, which maintains the country’s nuclear weapons. The budget request for the National Nuclear Security Administration, a semi-autonomous wing of the Department of Energy, was $15.09 billion, an increase of nearly $1.2 billion from last year’s proposal.

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Source: NBC News

Texas family that lost eight files federal claim against Air Force over church massacre

Sunday 05:10 GMT

A family that lost eight members in the Texas church massacre this month filed a notice of claim on Tuesday accusing the Air Force of negligence for not having filed paperwork that could have stopped the gunman from buying his weapons.

The claim by the Holcombe family alleges that "institutional failures" by the Air Force and the Defense Department directly led to the horrible shootings at First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, where Devin Patrick Kelley killed 26 people on Nov. 5.


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