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Trump signs $700 billion military budget into law

 

December 13, 2017



WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed into law a sweeping defense policy bill that authorizes a $700 billion budget for the military, including additional spending on missile defense programs to counter North Korea's growing nuclear weapons threat.

But there's a catch. The $700 billion budget won't become reality until lawmakers agree to roll back a 2011 law that set strict limits on federal spending, including by the Defense Department — and they haven't yet.

The law caps 2018 defense spending at $549 billion.

Before he signed the bill at the White House, Trump cal...



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