Posts tagged as defense budget

Nuclear weapons budget gets boost in US spending bill

Friday, September 14, 2018

The U.S. Congress is poised to pass the defense budget on time for the first time in a decade. A bipartisan group of House and Senate lawmakers formally announced a deal Thursday for a $674 billion defense appropriations bill, packaged with funding for the departments of Education, Health and Human Services, Labor and other government agencies, or Labor-HHS. A joint conference committee finished reconciling the two chambers’ bills, teeing up a compromise report to pass before…

US defense budget law includes call for bolstering Baltic air policing mission

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

US President Donald Trump on Tuesday night signed a law on the country’s defense budget for the next year, adopted by the Congress. Among other things, it includes a call to change NATO’s Baltic air policing mission’s mandate into that of an air defense mission. The law states that the American political and military leadership should “explore transitioning the Baltic air policing mission of NATO to a Baltic air defense…

Washington prepares the Baltics for war

By Lukas Ramonas on Tuesday, May 29, 2018

The United States should help its allies and partners in Europe to strengthen their defense in the face of Russian aggression. The call for this is contained in the draft of law on the policy and budget of the US Department of Defense for a new fiscal year. It was supported by the Senate Committee of the US Congress on Armed Services on 25 of May. According to the explanatory…