The new president is about to assume office, and as his term nears its conclusion, there are two things the president can do to prepare for the job: cut spending and increase the military.
As the president enters his first full year in office, the military is already spending more than $3 trillion annually, and he could soon increase that figure.
Trump will have to make significant changes to both of those priorities if he’s going to fulfill his campaign promise to end the “torture and humiliation” of prisoners of war.
Here’s what he could do, and why.
Spending on defense As president, Trump has proposed spending $4 trillion on defense.
That’s about half of the military’s current spending, which stands at $4,857 billion.
(The remaining $1 trillion is tied up in other federal programs, such as the military retirement system, and is slated to be phased out by the end of the year.)
But as Vox reported earlier this month, the Pentagon has proposed a more expansive budget for the 2018 fiscal year, which begins in October.
The Trump budget proposal is nearly $4.6 trillion in total, or roughly $100,000 per person.
That is a lot of money, and a lot to spend.
As Vox explained, the proposed spending increases the overall budget by $1.2 trillion, or about $8,000 a person.
Trump has also suggested a $500 million reduction in the military budget, though he has not specified exactly how that would be funded.
In fact, the president has not provided any details on what he plans to cut, although the military has been pushing for a more comprehensive plan.
The proposed cuts are likely to disproportionately affect military families.
Trump’s proposed budget includes several cuts that are likely unconstitutional.
The president has already proposed several proposals to increase defense spending in the 2018 budget, and the military already faces some of the most expensive war-fighting in the world.
Trump could immediately reduce military spending, and his administration could use his authority under the War Powers Resolution to immediately start cutting other defense spending as well.
This could increase the number of troops on the ground and the costs of maintaining them.
The military already spends more than the federal government spends on health care, education, and social programs, and cutting that spending could have a devastating impact on those programs and on the economy as a whole.
The War Powers resolution is also a powerful tool for presidents to enact policies they would not normally be able to do, like transferring some of their power over foreign affairs to the Pentagon.
It was written to prevent presidents from using military force to coerce their own allies, but the president could simply transfer power to the military without congressional approval.
Trump is likely to argue that Congress should approve any cuts that he proposes, which would likely trigger a fight over the limits of the War Power resolution, as well as the constitutional question of who can use the war powers to compel foreign governments to give up their nuclear weapons.
The United States is already in a war with North Korea, and Trump has said he would prefer to end a nuclear arms race than allow North Korea to become a nuclear power.
The war powers resolution has been used to authorize presidents to impose military actions on foreign countries in the past, and there are signs that the president may try to make a similar argument in this case.
The American military, of course, is the primary U.S. military force in the Middle East.
The U.N. and the United Nations Security Council have been involved in the conflict in Syria since 2014, and in the process of intervening, Trump also has threatened to use military force if North Korea does not stop its nuclear weapons program.
In 2018, the United States deployed more than 60,000 troops to Syria.
While the president might want to cut the military spending in this situation, it’s not clear he would be able or willing to do so without a strong congressional approval process.
In other words, the question of whether Trump is actually violating the War