Trump lays out plan to build up military
The proposals, announced ahead of a Wednesday morning speech in Philadelphia, comes as the Republican presidential nominee looks to push back against Democratic attacks on his fitness to serve as commander in chief.
A fact sheet released by Trump’s campaign ahead of the speech says he will “ask Congress to fully eliminate the defense sequester and will submit a new budget to rebuild our military as soon as he assumes office.”
The sequestration measures that went into effect in 2013 affected both military and nonmilitary spending. It's unclear whether Trump believes the cuts to nonmilitary spending should remain. 
Trump will also call on his generals to draw up a plan to defeat the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria within his first month in office. 
He will call to expand every branch of the military, putting hard numbers to the broader pronouncements he’s made at rallies in recent weeks.  
That means an Army of about 540,000 troops, a Marine Corps of about 36 battalions, a Navy with about 350 surface ships and submarines and an Air Force of 1,200 fighter planes. 
Those numbers rely on recommendations by the Army chief of staff, the Heritage Foundation and the National Defense Panel, the campaign said. 
Trump’s speech comes as Clinton and her Democratic allies continue to assert that Trump’s temperament could lead to a nuclear war. Clinton has rolled out several high-profile GOP national security figures who crossed the aisle to back her for president. 
On Tuesday, the pro-Clinton super-PAC Priorities USA released a video ad that meshed Trump’s declaration of “I love war” over pictures of battle and a nuclear mushroom cloud.