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Trump: Our freedom depends, perhaps, from the military
President Trump the National Defense Authorization Act, the “largest investment” in the US military in modern history.
President Trump on Monday signed a $named 716 billion defense policy bill for the ailing Arizona GOP sen. John McCain.
The measure signed by trump to increase the military numbers to 2.6 percent, the biggest hike in nine years.
“For the new permit, we are increasing the size and strength of our military by the addition of thousands of new recruits for the active duty, reserve and National Guard units, including 4,000 new active duty soldiers,” Trump said. “And we will replace aging tanks, aging aircraft, and ships with the most advanced and lethal technology ever developed, and hopefully, we will be so strong that we never have to use it.”
The bill is entitled “John S. McCain the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2019.” While Trump the military is not praised in his speech in New York, Drum, the President had on McCain.
In a statement, McCain, who is fighting brain cancer, said he was “ashamed to call my colleagues in the Congress voted for this bill in my name.”
I am proud of the NDAA law is now & humiliated-to-call Congress voted it in my name. As Chairman of the Armed Services Cmte, I have found that a high purpose in the service of a cause greater than themselves—the cause of our troops, America & all defend that for. https://t.co/Gco9E57HdC
— John McCain (@SenJohnMcCain) August 13, 2018
“Serving as Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and works on behalf of America’s brave service members was one of the greatest honors in my life,” he said.
The bill weakens to terminals a bid on the Chinese telecommunications company ZTE. It is Trump allows you to waive sanctions against countries that bought Russian weapons and now want US to buy military equipment. The bill provides no money for Trump requested space force, but the military parade authorized, he wants to be in Washington in November.
The measure also deals with child-to-child sexual assaults in US military bases around the world.
Fox News’ Tamara Gitt and The Associated Press contributed to this report.