The defense spending authorization bill for fiscal year 2022 is a big increase from previous years. It's also more than the President originally requested. And compared to recent social spending legislation, the bill passed relatively smoothly.
Mark Esper will tell NATO partners to keep boosting defense spending.
NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg is wrapping up a two-day visit to the U.S. Later today, he’ll hold a joint press conference with President Trump in Washington. The U.S. is the main contributor to the military alliance. Trump, like many presidents before him, has repeatedly called on the other 27 NATO members to spend more on defense. […]
The president-elect says allies must pay more towards defense costs.