by Kent Covington
Posted 8/14/18, 11:48 am
President Donald Trump signed a $716 billion dollar defense bill Monday to fund the military through 2019. The act, signed into law at a ceremony in Fort Drum, N.Y., boosts military pay by 2.6 percent, the largest hike in nine years. It also provides nearly $8 billion dollars for 77 new F-35 fighter jets while barring delivery of the planes to Turkey.