In announcement Wednesday morning about his proposals for rebuilding America’s military, Donald Trump twice cited Heritage’s research on national defense — basing key proposals on our published recommendations.
PROPOSAL: Mr. Trump will build a Marine Corps based on 36 battalions, which the Heritage Foundation notes is the minimum needed to deal with major contingencies…
PROPOSAL: Mr. Trump will build an Air Force of at least 1,200 fighter aircraft, which the Heritage Foundation has shown to be needed to execute current missions.
Numerous news sites (CNN, MSNBC, CBS, and CSPAN to name a few) were quick to pick up on this and point out Trump’s use of Heritage research.
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