Should Congress fully fund the Trump administration’s defense-budget request, the cost would be significantly higher than the final budget proposed by the Obama administration, according to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO). The price tag for spending from 2018 to 2027 would be $683 billion — 12 percent — higher, the non-partisan CBO stated in a Feb. 5 report. Much of the increase would be traced to two factors — the plan to increase the size of the force, and a hike in spending for research and development. The Trump budget called for 2.13 million military personnel this year, whereas Obama sought a strength level of 2.074 million.