The current US defense budget for 2016 is $ 607 billion.
US leadership is going to increase funding of the campaign against the terrorist group "Islamic State" in 2017. According to Reuters, citing anonymous US officials, Obama administration will ask Congress to increase spending on the fight against terrorism to $7 billion, 35% more compared to the previous year.Total US defense budget for 2017 is $583 billion. The current US defense budget for 2016 is $607 billion.
US Secretary of Defense, Ashton Carter addressed the Economic Club in Washington on February 2 . In his address, he discussed Pentagon's plans to combat IS, and the need for US military superiority over China and Russia. Carter also discussed the subject of military conflict in Ukraine. His speech covered the plans for US weapons and cybersecurity. It should be added that the Pentagon's budget request for 2017 includes funds to send three to five thousand American soldiers to Europe in the framework of the extension of the US military, according to the official publication of the Ministry of Defense of the United States, Stars and Stripes.
It is also planned to bring tanks, trucks and artillery to Europe.The Pentagon plans to spend $3.4 billionon the deployment of forces in Europe, which is about four times greater than the corresponding expenditure of the Ministry of Defense in 2016, when it contributed $ 780 million. According to officials, the increase in funding for the Army in Europe is intended to demonstrate US commitment to its NATO partners.