Washington defense hawks celebrating Trump victory: Report

Defense hawks in Washington are “quietly celebrating” the election of Donald Trump as they and the president-elect are on the same page on military priorities including military spending, according to a report.

Trump, whose victory over Democratic rival Hillary Clinton in Tuesday’s presidential election virtually shocked everyone, is in favor of increasing the size of the US Army and Navy, modernization of military facilities, weapons and the nuclear arsenal as well as a dramatic boost in the country’s missile capabilities.

“This is all music to the ears of not only Republican leaders in defense, but many Democrats too,” Michael Herson, a prominent defense lobbyist, told The Washington Post.

Trump has yet to lay out all the specifics of his defense policy, which will be largely implemented by his defense secretary.

Rudy Giuliani, a Trump ally who seeks a cabinet position in his administration, said Sunday that strengthening the military is a big…

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