US Congress approves military spending for fiscal year 2020
This amount is 22 billion more than the costs of the military department, approved in the previous fiscal year, and amounted to 716 billion.
The Pentagon for the fiscal year 2020, which has already begun in America on October 1, 2019, is planning to allocate 738 billion dollars in accordance with the National Defense Authorization Act (NDDA) bill approved by the US House of Representatives on Wednesday. dollars.
This amount is 22 billion more than the costs of the military department, approved in the previous fiscal year, and amounted to 716 billion. Earlier, President of the US Donald Trump requested $ 750 billion for defense spending in 2020, taking into account the implementation of nuclear programs within the Department of Energy (DOE).
The document was adopted by a majority vote and, after approval of the bill by the House of Representatives, it should be considered by the Senate, which is expected to be voted by the end of next week. Then the NDDA will go for signature to the head of the White House. Donald Trump is already waiting for him and is ready to sign the bill immediately after approval by Congress.
The officially signed NDDA will become the legal framework for the creation of the Space Forces (SC), a priority for the President of America, as an independent type of US Armed Forces.
In 2018, at a meeting of the National Space Council in the White House, Trump decided to create a “Space Forces” and said: “When it comes to protecting America, it’s not enough just to have a presence in space, we must have American dominance in space.”
In 2020, the desire of the President of the United States to create a new type of aircraft. Protecting US interests in space, as well as preventing aggression from other opponents in outer space, will become a priority for the COP.
The US military budget for the fiscal year 2020 exceeds last year, and the indicated 738 billion includes $ 658.4 billion for the implementation of the Defense Ministry and Defense Ministry programs. 71.5 billion dollars will be spent on financing foreign operations. In addition, the report provides for $ 5.3 billion in damages and assistance to military facilities throughout the country in extreme weather and natural disasters. The Pentagon asks to allocate 14.1 billion for space programs, which is 14% higher than in the previous 2019.