Trump wants to take more money from the military for a border wall - here's what could get cut
- The Trump administration is reportedly planning to divert another $3.8 billion in military spending meant for the National Guard and programs like the F-35 fighter to fund a border wall.
- The additional $3.8 billion budget request comes after the White House was reportedly preparing to divert $7.2 billion from military construction and counter-drug projects.
- Here are the military projects from which that $3.8 billion is expected be diverted.
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Funding for President Donald Trump's barrier on the US-Mexico border was initially expected to divert $7.2 billion from the
Roughly $3.7 billion of that $7.2 billion request is expected to come from military construction projects and the remaining $3.5 billion from military counter-drug operations.Here's where the additional $3.8 billion would come from to fund the southern border barrier:
$1.3 billion from the National Guard and Reserve components.
Two F-35 Joint Strike Fighters from the US Marine Corps.Advertisement
Two MV-22 Ospreys.
One Navy P-8 Poseidon surveillance plane.Advertisement
Eight MQ-9 Reaper drones.Advertisement
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