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Trump proposes $54bln increase in defense spending: official

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump's first budget proposal includes a substantial $54 billion dollar increase in defense spending, with corresponding cuts in foreign assistance and other non-military spending. Highlighting what Trump has described as a "public safety and national security budget," the plan raises national defense spending -- already the highest in the world -- by almost 10 percent, an official said on condition of anonymity. The proposal, which will be picked over by Congress, will have "a…