House, Se­nate ne­go­tia­tors agree on $ 700B for de­fense

Chicago Sun-Times - - NATION/ WORLD -

House and Se­nate ne­go­tia­tors have agreed on an an­nual de­fense pol­icy bill that au­tho­rizes $ 700 bil­lion for the Pen­tagon in the 2018 fis­cal year. Con­gres­sional staff said the bill al­lots $ 634 bil­lion for core Pen­tagon op­er­a­tions and nearly $ 66 bil­lion for wartime mis­sions in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and else­where.

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