Trump signs $716 bln defense authorization bill - USA

Trump signs $716 bln defense authorization bill - USA

Trump signs $716 bln defense authorization bill - USA

"We are going to strengthen our military like never ever before". The Navy's end strength is set at 335,400, the Marine Corps' at 186,100 and the Air Force's at 329,100.

Basav Sen, climate justice project director at the Washington, D.C. -based Institute for Policy Studies, pointed to another climate threat: The White House, even before President Trump, has made securing access to oil and gas a national security imperative.

Meanwhile, the White House said in a statement on Monday that national security adviser John Bolton has met Serdar Kilic, Turkey's ambassador to the USA, at the request of the ambassador.

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"We're standing up for our military, we're standing up for our great American flag", said President Donald Trump.

McCain's condition - dire enough that a recent HBO documentary on him was titled "John McCain: For whom the bell tolls" - has not stopped Trump from deriding the Arizona senator at political rallies. ZTE was nearly forced out of business after being accused of selling sensitive information to nations hostile to the USA, namely Iran and North Korea, in violation of trade laws.

Finally, Trump said the new bill lays the groundwork for his proposed Space Force, which would be a new, sixth branch of the armed forces.

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This year's NDAA authorizes about $639 billion for the base budget of the Pentagon and defence programmes of the Energy Department. John McCain (R-AZ) while signing a defense spending bill named in his honor Monday, stunned by what she called an intentional move to ignore the veteran battling brain cancer.

The bill secures $717 billion for military funding next year, which includes new stealth fighter jets, battleships and a 2.6 percent raise for the troops. Anadolu news agency said Turkey has been in the F-35 development program since 1999, adding that the country's defense firms have been producing parts for some types of the jets.

Although it's been difficult to get hard numbers on the DoD's total carbon footprint, it's largely accepted that the USA military is likely the single biggest energy consumer in the world.

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Apart from Turkey, the U.S., U.K., Italy, the Netherlands, Canada, Australia, Norway and Denmark are also present as participant members of the F-35 fighter jet program.

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