The Pentagon will not request an increase in the size of its planned Defense Department budget this year, according to a Pentagon budget document released Tuesday.
The budget document, which is expected to be officially unveiled at the Pentagon on Wednesday, shows that defense spending is expected at about $1 trillion in 2021, $1.4 trillion in 2022 and $1,500 billion in 2023.
That’s the same amount of money the Pentagon has projected for fiscal 2021.
That includes an additional $500 billion for a plan to increase defense-related spending.
The budget document says the increase is required by the president’s request for an additional 4,000 active duty troops, as well as to reduce the size and pace of the Army and Marine Corps.
The new budget document includes no mention of the Pentagon’s planned increase in funding for the Air Force, which the White House says will be necessary to help fill vacancies.
The Air Force has requested an additional 300 fighter aircraft, the budget document said.
The Air Force is expected in the new budget to need an additional 500 planes.
The Pentagon’s budget for fiscal 2018 was $603 billion, or about 3 percent of the budget of the federal government.
The military has asked for an increase of about $800 billion to $631 billion.
The spending request for fiscal 2019 is expected for $973 billion, about 1.5 percent of spending in the federal budget.