Trump Promises Billions For Missile Defense

Law360, Washington (August 11, 2017, 6:50 PM EDT) -- President Donald Trump said Thursday that he plans to increase the nation’s missile defense spending by “a substantial amount of billions of dollars,” citing tensions with North Korea as one of the factors behind that decision and suggesting that more details might be available within a week.

“We are going to be increasing our budget by many billions of dollars because of North Korea and other reasons having to do with the anti-missile,” Trump said after a security briefing at his golf club in New Jersey,...
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