Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is laying out his proposal for bolstering the U.S. military in South Carolina, a state with a large military and veteran population.
Cruz on Tuesday detailed his military platform inside the U.S.S. Yorktown, a World War II-era aircraft carrier.
Cruz called for increasing the number of active duty troops, airplanes and battleships. He did not put a price tag on his plans, but pointed to former President Ronald Reagan's approach as a model for how he would get it done.
Cruz said he will pay for it by cutting federal spending by at least $500 billion, sell federal assets and properties and also audit the Pentagon to find savings.
Voters in South Carolina will cast their votes for a Republican nominee for president on Saturday.