Trump signs defense bill named for John McCain

Pauline Gross
August 16, 2018

"When you're pumping money into the military, you're not just pumping money into an institution that burns a lot of fossil fuels and emits a lot of greenhouse gases", Sen says, adding that funds also go to providing armed protection to the fossil fuel industry under the guise of national security. Vice President Mike Pence also did not mention McCain.

Trump has downplayed McCain's military service and said the former Naval aviator was "not a war hero".

In the signing statement issued Monday, the president objected to four of the eight provisions related to Russian Federation.

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.

An amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), quickly approved by Congress, prohibits F-35 sales to Turkey until the Pentagon issues a report on Turkish-American relations in 90 days. The bill will boost military pay by 2.6 percent, the biggest hike in nine years.

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While U.S. President Donald Trump has made a decision to delay delivery of F-35 Joint Strike Fighter jets to Turkey, it is well worth remembering that Turkish firm Ayesaş is the sole supplier of two major components of the Lockheed Martin aircraft. "Our foreign competitors and adversaries have already begun weaponizing space".

He said with the new budget for 2019, the U.S. will make a critical investment in nuclear weapons. "They want to jam transmissions that threaten our battlefield operations, and so many other things".

The 2019 NDAA passed Congress with bipartisan support, although New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a Democrat, voted against it.

The ceremony was held at the military base of Fort Drum (new York).

Mitchell delivered the strong remarks in her newscast the following day, blasting Trump's act of "all but jumping through hoops to avoid even mentioning John McCain by name, shunning the armed services chairman", something she said was simply "extraordinary". Gen. Walt Piatt, commanding general of the Army's 10th Mountain Division, which is based at Fort Drum.

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