U.S.: With a New Defense Bill Draft, Congress Tones Down Some of Washington's Policies

Jul 24, 2018 | 18:39 GMT

Defense committee leaders in the U.S. Congress on July 23 unveiled a version of the annual National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) bill that reflects compromises made on both sides of the aisle. The NDAA provides the budget for the Department of Defense and broadly outlines priorities and policies for U.S. defense and foreign policy issues. In the past, progress on the act often has stalled until well after its Oct. 1 deadline, but this year, things have been moving along at a brisk pace since last year's bill provided a two-year budget. The next step for the bill is a vote by the full the House and Senate....

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