President Trump signs $716 billion defense bill at Fort Drum

President Trump signs $716 billion defense bill at Fort Drum

"We are going to strengthen our military like never ever before and that's what we did".

The two men have always been fierce critics of each other, with McCain calling Trump's supporters "crazies" in 2015 and Trump retaliating by questioning whether McCain, who was subjected to torture in a Vietnamese prison camp, is really a "war hero" because "he was captured". The almost trillion-dollar package will be spent on "the finest planes, and ships, and tanks, and missiles anywhere on Earth", Trump said from Fort Drum in upstate NY. ZTE was nearly forced out of business after being accused of selling sensitive information to nations hostile to the US, namely Iran and North Korea, in violation of trade laws. "I hate to tell you".

The measure authorizes a 2.6 percent pay raise for troops - the largest in almost a decade. Under the new spending plan, the Pentagon is authorized to purchase 77 F-35 fighter jets at a cost of almost $7.6 billion, among other aircraft and equipment. 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.

Congress named the legislation for Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain, Arizona Republican, who is battling brain cancer.

The pay increase is effective October 1.

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The bill is aimed at rebuilding the US military by authorizing a total of $717 billion for military funding over the next year.

As warned by members of his own administration, Trump's decision to act in bad faith toward the U.S.' North Atlantic Treaty Organisation ally could backfire, as Turkey holds a valuable stake in the production of the F-35 jets.

The report is expected to include an assessment of Turkey's participation in the F-35 program as well as the risks that would be posed by the country's purchase of the Russian S-400 missile defence system.

Congress also agreed to fully fund the U.S. Air Force's new long-range stealth B-21 bomber.

The administration is also angered by Turkey's detaining of a US pastor on terrorism charges.

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