Senate Armed Services Committee passes bill with billions for Pacific deterrence

By Tony Bertuca / June 11, 2020 at 12:33 PM
The Senate Armed Services Committee voted 25-2 Wednesday evening to approve its version of the fiscal year 2021 defense authorization bill, including billions of dollars in new U.S. military investments focused on deterring China in the Indo-Pacific region. The bill authorizes $1.4 billion for the "Pacific Deterrence Initiative" for FY-21, but also sets a topline of $5.5 billion for the PDI for FY-22, according to a summary of the bill , which is not expected to be fully released until...

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