M. M. ALAM
WASHINGTON: Trump’s budget could affect Pakistan, Colombia, Lebanon, Philippines, Tunisia, Ukraine and Vietnam adversely.
In the next budget, Trump administration would convert military grants (given to these seven countries) into loans.
White House wants to reduce its spending on diplomacy, aid and program overseas by 29%, i.e: A decrease of $11.5bn.
This will facilitate the Trump’s plans apropos increasing defense expenditure.