Trump signs $716B defense policy bill in Fort Drum

Trump signs $716B defense policy bill in Fort Drum

The bill was named for one of Trump's political critics, the ailing U.S. Senator John McCain of Arizona, but he did not mention McCain's name.

Basav Sen, climate justice project director at the Washington, D.C. -based Institute for Policy Studies, pointed to another climate threat: The White House, even before President Trump, has made securing access to oil and gas a national security imperative.

President Donald Trump signs the John McCain National Defense Authorization Act for the Fiscal Year 2019, during a signing ceremony Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, in Fort Drum, N.Y.

"Serving as chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee and working on behalf of America's fearless service members has been one of the greatest honors of my life".

"We're standing up for our military, we're standing up for our great American flag", said President Donald Trump. But Mr. Trump struck a deal to lift the sanctions at the personal request of Chinese President Xi Jinping, who has been helping Mr. Trump in his efforts to negotiate with North Korea on denuclearization.

Leaders of U.S. intelligence agencies have said they are concerned that ZTE, Huawei Technologies Co Ltd and some other Chinese companies are beholden to the Chinese government or Community Party, raising the risk of espionage.

Aretha Franklin dies at 76 after serious illness
Amid rumours of infidelity, her parents separated in 1948 and her mother moved to Buffalo with a son from a previous relationship. Her album of the same name also featured her signature number, a rendition of Otis Redding's Respect , which topped the chart.

The compromise bill removes a provision reinstating penalties against ZTE and restricting the company's ability to buy USA component parts.

It'll also provide a personnel boost. An AP investigation documented broad failures of justice when military kids report incidents.

The measure authorizes $500 million for the co-development and co-production of missile defense systems with Israel. Schools and the armed services also must start tracking incidents - AP identified almost 700 over 10 years, but that was a certain undercount.

And under a section describing the Sense of Senate on US military forces on the Korean Peninsula, .it says their "significant removal" is "a non-negotiable item as it relates to the complete, verifiable, and irreversible denuclearization" of North Korea.

Trump thanked several lawmakers during his speech, but he did not mention McCain, a former US Navy pilot and a prisoner-of-war.

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