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Trump signs $716 bil. defense bill to modernize military

Trump signs $716 bil. defense bill to modernize military

The measure will also boost military pay by 2.6 percent, the largest increase in nine years, the White House said.

"Trump snubs John McCain during bill signing meant to honor him", NBC News complained in a headline that was repeated nearly verbatim in Business Insider, the Washington Post, The Daily Beast, The New Republic, Bloomberg and many other major news outlets.

United States legislation temporarily banning deliveries of the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) to Turkey became law on 13 August. The budget also fully funds development of the B-21 bomber.

Congress approved $1.56 billion for three littoral combat ships. "Now, again we have to call on the President to unequivocally stand strong for the United States and our allies and against Kremlin aggression", he said. As such, the Turkish ambassador in Washington met with American attorney John Bolton to discuss this deterioration in the tense relations between the U.S. and Turkey.

"Our foreign competitors and adversaries have already begun weaponizing space", Trump said, adding that communications systems and satellites may be a target.

Trump signs defense spending bill to delay F-35 delivery to Turkey
The president said the defense policy measure signals that the U.S.is "on the move once again and we are not backing down". Trump said that Patton's words "still ring true", noting that the American military was the most powerful in the world.

For example, in 2015, the court upheld presidents' constitutional authority to disregard a statute requiring American passports to say that Jerusalem is part of Israel, which could support Mr. Trump's claim that he could recognize Crimea as part of Russian Federation if he wanted.

To curb the impacts, the USA government will providing funding to allow businesses to pay for the technology they must replace. "We will be so far ahead of them in a very short period of time, your head will spin".

Kim committed to the complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula at his summit with Trump, but experts say progress on implementation has been slow. The statement said the president retains the power to reduce the levels of deployed ICBMs, reiterated the continued operation of Guantanamo Bay to hold prisoners and moves the new artificial intelligence commission under the purview of the legislative branch.

Every year, the House and Senate come together to pass the National Defense Authorization Act, which authorizes the policies under which funding will be set by the appropriations committees.

China and the U.S. are now locked in a trade war following Trump's slapping of additional tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, as well as dozens of Chinese-made products. That bill is still under consideration.