Published: Thu, August 16, 2018
Global News | By Blake Casey

Trump signs defence policy bill with softened China measures

Trump signs defence policy bill with softened China measures

It reflects the determination of the U.S. to resist the expansion of Chinese military activity in cyberspace and around disputed islands in the South China Sea, where Beijing is believed to have deployed cruise missiles. The Navy's end strength is set at 335,400, the Marine Corps' at 186,100 and the Air Force's at 329,100.

Trump infamously insulted McCain during his 2015 presidential run, and as recently as late June 2018 for voting against a frightful health care bill (which something like 88% of Americans were against).

In response to the bill, Huawei said in a statement to Reuters, "Huawei supports the USA government's goals for better security, but this random addition to the NDAA is ineffective, misguided, and unconstitutional". Late Monday, several hours after Trump signed the NDAA at Fort Drum in upstate NY, the White House issued a list of objections about the law.

During the signing ceremony, Trump quoted one of General George Patton's famous addresses to the troops in World War II. 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. "We know the real truth, but I won't say it today". "They want to jam transmissions that threaten our battlefield operations, and so many other things".

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.

The president did, however, boast about creating a new military branch, the Space Force.

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

The National Defense Authorization Act for 2019 gives troops their largest pay increase in almost a decade and starts laying the groundwork for the president's proposed Space Force. Last week, Mr. Trump announced he was doubling tariffs on steel and aluminum from Turkey over its plans to purchase a Russian missile defense system.

The measure also addresses child-on-child sexual assault at USA military bases worldwide.

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

President Trump signed the measure Monday.

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