Trump's declining support, even among conservatives, is why Republicans won't stick up for his budget.
Most federal departments would be hit while Medicaid and the food stamp programs would lose almost a trillion dollars.
Despite a lagging economy, Moscow has boosted defense spending to come in just behind the U.S. and China.
China revealed plans to increase its marine force by 400 percent, focusing on strategic intercontinental trade routes.
Benefit claims have remained below 300,000 for 104 straight weeks, the longest stretch since 1970.
Beijing is stepping up its own projection of power around the globe.
Mattis said the U.S. should ensure its diplomats "negotiate from a position of strength."
Sarkozy could face a one-year prison sentence if convicted.
The defense committee recommends raising spending in the face of new political challenges.
Trump said on Twitter that the F-35 program's cost "is out of control" and that "billions of dollars can and will be saved" after his inauguration.
Trump's "isolationism" doesn't entail shrinking America's military weight.
Denying patients the best cures because the insurers don't want to foot the bill is callous and counterproductive.
The Kremlin doesn't want to achieve economic growth by softening its foreign policy, empowering the middle class or unleashing a spending spree.
Reserves are running too low to expect additional investment, he said.
NATO and Russia are both pondering reinforcement in the Black Sea.
Russia's defense spending, which has grown for the past 15 years, has flatlined. It remains at 3.8 percent of GDP this year and is declining in real terms.
U.S. and Western European spending is on the slide as Eastern Europe rearms.
Former top U.S. military commander slams Europe's foreign policy as "wishful thinking" in light of spending cuts.
Report outlines bleak prospects for British military under political parties' spending plans.
The famous London store appeals to Chinese tourists who are spending more on luxury goods.