President Donald Trump is set to cut spending on a host of programs including $300 million for the U.S. military, $3.4 billion for the State Department and $5.2 billion for veterans affairs, according to a report from the Government Accountability Office.
The cuts are a big blow to the Pentagon, which had planned to spend $1.7 trillion for 2017.
The Pentagon is one of the most politically sensitive agencies in the country.
Trump has proposed cutting funding for the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps as well as the Department of Homeland Security and other agencies that oversee U.N. peacekeeping operations.
Trump is scheduled to announce his budget proposal Wednesday.
Trump was already pushing the cuts before he was inaugurated, and he is expected to sign a budget that calls for $1 trillion in cuts in military spending and $1,000 for every American to contribute to the military.
He has promised a “massive increase” in the size of the U,S.
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He said in May he would ask Congress for $3 trillion in defense cuts, but that figure has not been confirmed.