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Though the Army's new budget is slightly smaller than last year's, the $178 billion ask is still zeroed in on modernizing the force — including a pay raise, extending training for some soldiers, and finally fielding some of its newest technology.

Army leaders also conducted more "Night Court" sessions — during which leaders pull money from lower priority programs for the things they really want — realigning $2.4 billion in FY2021.

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President Donald Trump’s administration has requested $166.1 billion for the Army in its proposed budget for fiscal year 2018, which if passed would represent the second consecutive year of increased funding to the service to restore forces and equipment used in operations against the Islamic State and to ramp up U.S. presence in Europe.

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