This amount by the standards of the US military budget, estimated at about 600 billion dollars, is very small. However, we are talking about increase military budget expenditures that fits precisely into the militaristic strategy.
To push the idea, Trump says that the new tools "will help to take additional measures to counter the North Korean nuclear threat." Experts say that, in fact, it may well be a question of the possible financing of the military operation being prepared in the USA against the DPRK. As the representative of the Pentagon spoke at the congressional hearings the other day, "it is possible to know for sure about the nuclear potential of North Korea only through a ground operation."
Trump in the letter notes that about 1,2 billion dollars from the requested amount should go to "support the American strategy in South Asian countries." First of all, it is about financing the newly increasing American contingent in Afghanistan.