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House surpasses Trump's 'historic' proposal for military spending with massive defence bill

The US House of Representatives has passed a massive defence policy bill that exceeds Donald Trump's budget request by $18.5bn. The National Defence Authorization Act (NDAA) would allocate $696bn for defence spending in fiscal year 2018, blowing past Mr Trump’s requested $603bn budget – a budget the White House had previously touted as a “historic increase in defence spending”.
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