The syphoning of more military funding means the Pentagon has given nearly $10 billion since last year to help pay for a wall between Mexico and the United States.
CT lawmakers ask Pentagon to abandon plans to cut F-35s
WASHINGTON — While President Donald Trump’s latest budget is expected to cut the number of F-35s, it will renew the F-15 fighter jet program.
Defense hawks hope Trump keeps vow to boost military spending
WASHINGTON — The House has approved a $619 billion defense bill and the Senate is expected to follow this week, but there’s a push to add F-35s, Black Hawk helicopters and other military hardware to the Pentagon’s shopping list early next year, right after President-elect Donald Trump assumes office.
Congress reduces numbers of F-35s, Black Hawks
WASHINGTON — Congressional negotiators sharply cut funding for Connecticut-made Sikorsky Black Hawk helicopters and trimmed the number of F-35s the Pentagon would buy next year.