US House of Representatives approves record defense spending bill — Analysis

The US House of Representatives has authorized $840 billion in defense spending in 2023, boosting President Joe Biden’s proposed record military budget by $37 billion.

Voting of 329-901 was required to pass the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) each year, which determines military expenditures.

This bill provides $1 billion of aid for Ukraine. It also includes a program that will train Ukrainian pilots in flying F-15 and F-16 aircraft. Ukrainians are encouraged to familiarize themselves and learn about American-made planes “while the administration continues to consider sending such equipment,” said a statement on Congressman Adam Kinzinger’s website last month.

The F-16s cannot be supplied to Turkey by the US President unless Ankara guarantees that they have not been. “violated the sovereignty of Greece, including through territorial overflights”You have 120 days to prepare for the transfer.

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Last month, the Senate Armed Services Committee proposed its own version of the budget, attaching an additional $45 billion to Biden’s original plan.

The compromise budget will be approved by both chambers later in the year. Jack Reed, chair of Senate Armed Services Committee said Wednesday to Politico that he expected the discussion on the subject in September.

The boost to defense spending comes during Russia’s military campaign in Ukraine, and continuing tensions with China over Taiwan and the larger Asia-Pacific.

Following Russia’s February military campaign, around $5.6billion in US security aid was provided to Kiev. Washington has delivered M142 HIMARS multi-role rocket launchers as well as M777 howitzers. The company has provided radars, helicopters, drones and other equipment.

That was the Kremlin’s statement. “flooding”The presence of foreign weapons in Ukraine would only increase the conflict.

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