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President Signs $717 Billion Defense Bill

August 15, 2018

From the Military.com website

President Donald Trump went to Fort Drum in upstate New York on Monday to sign the nearly $717 billion National Defense Authorization Act, which includes a 2.6 percent military pay raise and could set the stage for creation of a Space Force.

Trump never mentioned Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, a harsh critic who is battling brain cancer, in his remarks to troops at the base, home to the Armys much-deployed 10th Mountain Division, although the bill is named the “John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019.”

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