President Trump announced the authorization of $717 billion for military funding over the next year.
The legislation -named after Senator John McCain- was officially signed into law by the Commander-in-Chief while he visited Fort Drum in NY.
The White House has officially banned the government use of hardware made by Chinese companies ZTE and Huawei, including smartphones, routers, and similar devices.
The measure authorizes $7.6 billion for 77 new F-35 "stealth" Joint Strike Fighter jets built by Lockheed Martin, and $24.1 billion to fund the construction of 13 new battle force ships. More than $11 billion is allocated for military construction, including family housing.
President Trump touted American military strength while in Fort Drum, New York just before he signed the annual 2019 defense spending bill. And just hours after signing the military spending bill Monday, he did the same thing at a fundraiser in upstate NY. "We are going to strengthen our military like never ever before and that's what we did".
China on Tuesday condemned measures targeting it in a new US defence act, saying it exaggerated antagonism and that Beijing would take a close look at aspects that beef up the role of a USA panel that reviews foreign investment proposals.
"The veterans' unemployment rate recently reached its lowest level in almost 20 years", he said. ZTE was nearly forced out of business after being accused of selling sensitive information to nations hostile to the USA, namely Iran and North Korea, in violation of trade laws.
However this practice has been formalised by the passing of the Defense Authorization Act, which prohibited the use of "Telecommunications equipment produced by Huawei Technologies Company or ZTE Corporation (or any subsidiary or affiliate of such entities)".
The NDAA also includes substantial language aimed at forcing the military into better reporting of aspects of their assorted to wars to Congress.
The measure also addresses child-on-child sexual assault at US military bases worldwide, an issue an Associated Press investigation revealed this spring. An AP investigation documented broad failures of justice when military kids report incidents. Mr. Trump, who has feuded with Mr. McCain for most of his presidency, didn't mention him during his remarks.
The John S. McCain National Defence Authorisation Act - named after the Arizona senator, who is battling brain cancer - broadens the scope of the committee that reviews foreign investments in the United States for national security concerns. That's likely to do with the rocky relationship the senator and the president have with one another - Trump has, in fact, disrespectfully mocked McCain during campaign rallies, even as the senator is dying from an aggressive form of brain cancer.
Viewers of solar eclipses are advised to never look directly at the Sun, and either wear specialised glasses or viewing boxes. Hence India is not in the path of Moon shadow on on August 11 , 2018 so Eclipse is not visible here, Mr Kumar explained.
Their next Premier League encounter of the season after Leicester will come against Brighton and Hove Albion on Sunday August 19. They were so far ahead of the pack last season and the addition of Riyadh Mahrez will only add to their superiority.
This difference between import and export of goods and services has been filled through external borrowing in foreign currency. But the bank did not increase interest rates, which would help contain inflation while supporting the lira.
A Saudi sovereign wealth fund is in talks that could make it a significant investor in Tesla if it is taken private. Saudi's sovereign fund - Public Investment Fund - had built almost five percent stake before Musk's tweet.
Real Madrid will start the season with something it hasn't had in years: Competition over who will start in goal. In January, Kepa signed a new long-term contract with Athletic until 2025, amid interest from Real Madrid .
In the book , however, a passage near the end claims that she merely heard a recounting of the recording from a friend. In the book, obtained by USA TODAY, Omarosa says she is now convinced her former mentor is a "racist".
Even Trump had begun wearying of Manigault Newman's omnipresence in meetings by the middle of his first year, those people said. Her about-face also includes the admission she was " complicit " in helping Trump appeal to the African-American community.
Epic Games is releasing the mega-popular Fortnite for Android in an unconventional way: it is bypassing the Google Play Store . Additionally, to download files outside of Play Store requires users to tinker around with security permissions.
The tipster claims this is a pre-release version of the Pixel 3 XL , so it's fairly close to the final one. Google is working hard and soon we are expecting the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL handsets from their house.
The airline tells The Associated Press that the plane was a Horizon Air Q400 and it believed no passengers were on board. He also wondered aloud whether Alaska Airlines would give him a job piloting if he could pull off a landing.
More than 100 large wildfires in U.S. as six new blazes erupt
If all goes well, firefighters still don't expect to the have the massive blaze completely contained until sometime in September. The Utah firefighter was airlifted to a hospital where he died, fire officials said during a news conference late on Monday.
US PGA Championship: Scott buoyed by Bellerive play
Woods and Koepka played nine holes of a practice round Wednesday, and the 14-time major champion knew what he was up against. Interestingly, Tiger's thrilling second-place finish at Bellerive moved him all the way up to 11th spot in the rankings.
UK PM May scolds Johnson for burqa remark after outcry
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Melania Trump's Slovenian parents get US citizenship
The Knavses raised Melania, born Melanija, in the rural industrial town of Sevnica while Slovenia was under Communist rule. Melania Trump's parents were briskly sworn in as citizens of the United States in NY on Thursday (Aug 9).