US Senate Passes $700B Defence Spending Bill

2017-09-20 04:23:26.0

On September 18th, with a substantial increase over 2017 funding and nearly 5 percent more than President Donald Trump had requested, 700 billion USD in defense spending was authorized by the US Senate overwhelmingly.

The National Defense Authorisation Act of 2018, including a programme integrating women into the countrys national defense, raises military pay by 2.1 percent and authorizes nearly 5 billion USD for Afghanistan security forces and now allows for increased spending on new F-35 fighter jets, ships and M1 Abrams tanks.