In addition to reflecting the Trump administration’s new national defense strategy which emphasizes the need to prepare for conflict with other great powers, DOD’s fiscal 2019 budget request is expected to prioritize military readiness. “This is a strategy-driven budget. A great deal of care was taken to ensure that we are rebuilding readiness and we are remedying some of the shortfalls of the past,” DOD spokeswoman Dana White told reporters last week. The $716 billion proposal is scheduled to be released today.
Air Force photo by Photo by Senior Airman Perry Aston