Germany says Trump military spending won't guarantee peace

Germany says the United States' plan to spend more on its military won't guarantee peace and it criticizes the Trump administration's proposed cuts to foreign aid.

Germany's development minister, Gerd Muller, spoke Tuesday while announcing what he called a "Marshall Plan with Africa" focused on improving economic growth, security and rule of law.

Diplomats applauded as Muller said that "anyone who pretends that more military is the answer will see that he will not be getting more peace."

President Donald Trump's proposed budget seeks a $54 billion boost for the military and deep cuts of roughly 31 percent for the State Department and U.S. Agency for International Development.



Add Comment

all comments

  Other news

more
Is this boy band the new One Direction?

Is this boy band the new One Direction?..

25-Jul, 04:50

Step aside One Direction, there is a new boy band in town and they go by...

Love Island fans confirm Chris Hughes has already dumped Olivia Attwood? Hunk sparks speculation over Alex Bowens cryptic tweet

Love Island fans confirm Chris Hughes has already dumped Olivia Attwood? Hunk sparks..

25-Jul, 08:51

But have things already ended for the pair? Kem Cetinays best friend had...

Michael Kors to acquire shoemaker Jimmy Choo in $1.4B deal

Michael Kors to acquire shoemaker Jimmy Choo in $1.4B deal..

25-Jul, 07:50

The Jimmy Choo Empire pump in camel. Michael Kors reached a deal to...

David Beckham plans his revenge against Victoria after she posts funny video of him at the gym

David Beckham plans his revenge against Victoria after she posts funny video of him at the gym..

24-Jul, 16:40

Victoria and David Beckham have been enjoying spending time together as a...

South Sudanese refugees grapple with honoring their dead

South Sudanese refugees grapple with honoring their dead..

24-Jun, 07:06

The cemetery for South Sudanese refugees lies between two streams that...

Hawaiian officials fear infections of rare parasitic worm will increase

Hawaiian officials fear infections of rare parasitic worm will increase..

07-Apr, 13:08

A spike in infections from a rare parasitic worm in the Hawaiian island...

Tia Carrere parties on for the 25th anniversary of 'Wayne's World'

Tia Carrere parties on for the 25th anniversary of 'Wayne's World'..

14-Feb, 12:28

"Wayne's World," the iconic 1990s comedy starring Mike Meyers and Dana...

Hydrogen fuel cell cars creep up _ slowly _ on electrics

Hydrogen fuel cell cars creep up _ slowly _ on electrics..

13-Apr, 03:16

Hydrogen fuel cell cars could one day challenge electric cars in the race...