U.S. military officials have warned that America is lagging behind China and Russia in hypersonic weapons development.
Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz doubled down on his calls for a U.S. Space Force to take on extraterrestrial pirates and existential threats.
The U.S. and China spent about $899 billion between them in 2018.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Friday that the United States would suspend participation in the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces treaty.
The president previously called the decision the "most significant investment in our military and our war fighters in modern history."
Artificial intelligence could have an adverse affect on nuclear warfare in as little as 22 years.
The president has a radical plan to win the ongoing AI arms race.
Secretary of Defense James Mattis is traveling through Indonesia and Vietnam on a trip to help bolster U.S. influence in the region and woo several countries away from Russia and China.
If the U.S. can't sustain its monopoly on the development of precision missile systems, it will be increasingly vulnerable in the western Pacific.