The Pentagon's budget request earmarks $US10.7 billion for the purchase of 77 F-35 fighter jets made by Lockheed Martin Co as well as $US2 billion to purchase 24 Boeing Co F-18 Super Hornets.
The Pentagon would spend $48.9 billion in Afghanistan, almost $2 billion more than last year, while the fight against Islamic State in Iraq and Syria would receive $15.3 billion, an increase of $2.3 billion over last year.
The Defense Department proposed Monday a 2.6 percent military payraise for 2019 that would come on top of the 2.4 percent increase this year.
Given the current crisis over North Korea's nuclear missile program, the upcoming anti-missile defense assessment could have the most short-term impact on United States defense posture. The remaining $30 billion of the total is allocated for Department of Energy nuclear programs and a few other accounts.
The proposal of aid to Pakistan comes weeks after Trump administration suspended almost $2 billion in security assistance to Islamabad.
"Great power competition, not terrorism, has emerged as the central challenge to US security and prosperity", said David Norquist, the Defense Department comptroller.
"Great power competition, not terrorism, has emerged as the central challenge to United States security and prosperity", Under Secretary Of Defense David L. Norquist told reporters Monday following the unveiling of the budget proposal.
The $686 billion (Dh2.5 trillion) spending plan - up from $612bn in 2018 - is framed in the context of the Pentagon's latest national defence strategy, and contrasts with the State Department's budget, which calls for steep cuts in spending on aid and diplomacy.
The request aligns perfectly with a two-year budget deal that Congress struck and the president signed last week that clears the way for the $716 billion for national defense spending.
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The DOD is asking Congress for a $686 billion budget in fiscal year 2019; that's 10 percent over its current funding levels.
Senior Pentagon officials will be asking Congress for an increase of almost $74 billion in defense spending next year as the military looks to grow its capabilities, as well as shifts its focus to nation states instead of terrorism.
The budget calls for an increase in troop strength of 25,900.
Trump said Monday that he wanted to reform the way the Pentagon buys weapons, joking that he wanted "twice as many planes for half the price". The 2018 budget requested the modernisation of 56 of the General Dynamics-made vehicles.
Now, the Defense Department is preparing to issue another key document - a Ballistic Missile Defense Review - in the next several days.
The deal Congress approved early Friday also sets the Pentagon's 2019 budget at $716 billion, giving Mattis the financial stability he's been demanding.
The Pentagon also would invest more heavily in the ship-based Aegis system and the Army's Patriot air and missile defense system.
The policy bill included money for as many as 28 additional Ground-Based Interceptors - anti-missile missiles that would be launched from underground silos in Alaska in the event the USA chose to try to shoot down a North Korean missile heading toward the United States.
The OCO request also calls for $6.5 billion for the European Defense Initiative, which includes $200 million for Ukraine to "build capacity to conduct internal defense operations to defend its sovereignty and territorial integrity", a clear signal to Moscow that the USA stands with Kiev in its fight against separatists backed by Russian Federation in eastern Ukraine.
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However, U.S. crude inventories are still set for their largest fall in the first quarter of the year in more than 20 years. US crude futures rose on the news, with West Texas Intermediate up 42 cents to $59.61 a barrel as of 10:45 a.m.
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