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The defense budget closely follows the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act, or NDAA, which was passed last year and authorizes spending but ... Though Trump took aim at Democrats over the plan, defense spending has seen significant cuts in recent years in large part to the Budget Control Act of ...
The U.S. House of Representatives plans to vote this week on a package of 12 appropriations bills that includes a huge hike to federal military spending. ... for the Department of Defense - $589.5 billion in base defense spending and $65 billion for the Global War on Terror/Overseas Contingency funding.

The US House of Representatives voted Thursday afternoon to approve the federal budget for the current fiscal year, including a record $695 billion for the ... Budget director Mick Mulvaney chimed in, telling reporters at a briefing, “In order to get the defense spending, primarily, but all the rest of our priorities ...
“After years of neglect, this body is taking the important step of reshaping and rebuilding the United States military,” Rep. ... The defense budget closely follows the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act, or NDAA, which was passed last year and authorizes spending but doesn't actually appropriate the ...
Members of Congress on Thursday approved an omnibus appropriations package that includes than $650 billion for the U.S. Defense Department, and ... said passing the bill came down to a “fundamental question” of “whether we're going to preserve the primacy of the American military in the 21st century.

WASHINGTON: Republican and Democratic leaders in the US Congress late on Wednesday unveiled a US$1.3 trillion bill to fund the government through September, which includes an additional US$80 billion in national defense spending but fails to fund some of President Donald Trump's immigration ...
Outside budget talks, the Senate is looking to vote this week on whether or not to end U.S. military involvement in Yemen. The United States has provided support for the Saudi campaign in Yemen's three-year civil war. The resolution, which would pull from Yemen the U.S. forces not involved in fighting al ...

Trump has repeatedly criticized what he views as underspending by European countries on the continent's security. While Germans may not see eye to eye with the U.S. president, officials with Germany's incoming governing coalition plan to increase the budget to take greater responsibility in defense.
John Rood, the undersecretary of defense for policy, and Air Force Gen. John E. Hyten, the commander of U.S. Strategic Command, said the budget request takes into account the advances both Russia and China have made. Today, U.S. forces are capable of defending the United States, Hyten told the ...
U.S. President Donald Trump has proposed the largest military budget since 2011, focused on beefing up the United States' nuclear defenses and countering the growing strength of China and Russia. Official Chinese defense spending is about one quarter that of the United States, though many foreign ...
For the sake of our military personnel and the defense of our nation, Congress must adopt a two-year defense budget. Jeffrey Phillips is executive director of the Reserve Officers Association of the United States, which promotes a strong and ready reserve force. He is a retired U.S. Army Reserve major ...
It will also bring the FY 2019 defense budget, in real terms, to a level not seen since FY 2010, when the United States still had more than 200,000 troops ... Indeed, Petraeus and O'Hanlon argued that the U.S. military is “awesome” and therefore does not need a massive increase in defense spending, ...
President Donald J. Trump today thanked the men and women of the military for their service and highlighted his commitment to increased defense spending and national security in a speech at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, California. Service members have the love and support of the American ...


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