$700B defense bill passes, amid North Korea threat

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WASHINGTON – house Republicans and Democrats joined on Tuesday decided to approve a defense policy bill that authorizes increase of 700 billion dollars, which lawmakers have described as an exhausted U.S. military and counter North Korea’s advancing nuclear weapons program.

Lawmakers voted to adopt 356-70 to the legislation, with 127 Democrats, the measure back up. As soon as the defense bill clears the Senate, the sent is expected to be in this week, the bill to President Donald Trump for his signature.

The defence account for the year 2018 fiscal year, allocates some $634 billion for core Pentagon operations and almost $66 billion for war operations in Afghanistan, in Iraq, in Syria and elsewhere. The funding boost pays for the soldiers, fighter jets, ships and other weapons needed to stop an erosion in the military combat readiness, according to the bill, the men behind the.

Trump’s 2018 request sought $603 billion for the basic functions and $65 billion for operations abroad. But the hedging of the higher amounts remains subject to Congress expenditure, an agreement on the roll-back year in 2011 with the law, the strict limitations on most Federal. This is much harder than it sounds, but. The lifting of budget-to-lid resistance from Democrats, who also are trying to increase the budgets for domestic agencies.

Rep. Adam Smith of Washington, the top Democrat on the House Armed Services Committee, voted for the law, while also criticizing the Congress for refusing to get a grip with his out-of-control approach to budgeting. Smith said it is inconsistent to push for the Republicans billions of dollars more spending in defense, while tax-overhaul legislation, the deepening of the Federal deficits in the next ten years, in favour of.

Even if the Congress had a “fit for fiscal responsibility” and decided to increase revenue rather than cut it, Smith said, “we are still looking at must be within the national-security budget … the are Wild about the amount of money we have.”

The Republicans insist on tax cuts essentially pay for itself by stimulating economic growth. But the Armed Services Committee chairman, Rep. Mac Thornberry, R-Texas, called on his colleagues to focus on the military’s immediate and essential needs.

“It is morally wrong to send men and women out on missions that can offer with our military, for which they are not fully supported, can be trained (and) equipped with the best equipment from our country,” he said.

The defense legislation includes $12.3 billion, has denied for the Pentagon’s Missile Defense Agency and orders, a faster construction of the nation’s missile defense, as Pyongyang away from developing nuclear missiles capable of hitting the United States.

The bill includes money for as many as 28 additional Ground-Based Interceptors, anti-missile missiles, to be published, the from underground silos in Alaska, in the case of the United States decided to try Korean missile to shoot down a North in the direction of the United States. The interceptors are designed to direct the enemy missile outside the earth’s atmosphere, they destroy it by the force of the impact.

The legislator also demanded the Minister of defense of Jim Mattis, devise a plan for an increase in the total number of GBIs from 44 to 104. The bill also directs the Pentagon to more ship-based interceptors and missiles for the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense, or THAAD, a U.S. mobile anti-missile system.

North Korea’s U. N. Ambassador Ja Song-Nam, said in a letter on Monday to Secretary-General Antonio Gutteres, the unprecedented use of three US aircraft carrier groups “is the inclusion of a strike-and-attitude” to the Korean Peninsula made it impossible to predict when a nuclear war will break out. The straps are through participation in joint naval exercises with North Korea.

“The large-scale nuclear war exercises and extortion, the press, the US staged for a whole year without a break in collaboration with his followers, our Republic, make a conclusion that the choice we made was the right one, and we should be reading on the way to the last, the” Yes ‘ s letter.

The policy bill gives the US troops a 2.4 percent salary increase, which is slightly higher than the proposed wage increase in the Pentagon.

The legislature also approved an increase of more than 20,000 active duty and reserve troops from the level of the previous year. The army receives the largest increase and get more than troops of 7,500 active-duty army soldiers and an additional 1,000 reserve.

The defense bill provides money for 90 F-35 Joint Strike Fighters, 20 more than Trump asked, as well as the 24 F/A-18 Super Hornet fighter jets, 10 more than the requested. The budget also includes three Littoral Combat Ships, two over the budget request. The ships are new in the fleet and work in Metropolitan areas near the shore for small boats and mines.

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