Biden’s defense budget seeks greater China deterrence and nuclear funding

Biden’s defense budget seeks greater China deterrence and nuclear funding

U.S. President Joe Biden takes off his sunglasses to speak to media ahead of his departure from Washington for travel to Cleveland, Ohio at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, U.S., May 27, 2021. REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein

U.S. President Joe Biden’s $715 billion Department of Defense budget will shift funding from old systems to help modernize the nuclear arsenal to deter China, while also developing future warfare capabilities, people familiar with the budget said.

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