President Donald Trump told members of the National Governors Association Monday he is proposing a $54-billion increase in U.S. defense spending. Is the 10% buildup justified and might the president be preparing America for war? Trump told the governors the new budget will be a “public safety and national security budget.”

Beefing up U.S. defenses is part of his plan to keep Americans safe. The president said he wants to assure that, “Our courageous service men and women have the tools they need to deter war and when called upon to fight in our name only do one thing: win. We have to win, we have to start winning wars again.” READ MORE