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Congress defies Trump on defense bill

by Tim Lamer
Posted 1/01/21, 09:23 pm

For the first time since Donald Trump became president, Congress has overridden one of his vetoes. In a special New Year's Day session, the Senate voted 81-13 to override Trump’s veto of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The House voted to override the veto on Monday.

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Trump vetoes military spending act

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 12/23/20, 06:13 pm

Members of the House will have to report back to work the Monday after Christmas for a planned vote to override the president’s veto of the National Defense Authorization Act. President Donald Trump blocked the bill on Wednesday because it did not include a measure he requested to strip social media companies of liability protections. He also said the law failed to “respect our veterans and our military’s history”—likely a reference to plans to rename military bases that honor Confederate leaders—and would undermine his foreign policy.

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More U.S. troops to leave Iraq, Afghanistan

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 11/18/20, 01:24 am

Some 2,000 American troops will withdraw from Afghanistan and another 500 from Iraq by mid-January, Acting Defense Secretary Christopher Miller announced Tuesday. The United States will still respond if conditions in Afghanistan or Iraq deteriorate, he added.

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