Senate passes defense bill, setting stage for Trump buildup
Defense hawks are ready to celebrate: After eight years of battling efforts by the White House to downsize the Pentagon, they’re confident a military buildup is about to begin under President-elect Donald Trump. The Senate on Dec. 8 sent President Barack Obama the last defense policy bill of his presidency — but it’s a measure that looks ahead to the next administration, setting the stage for a major boost in military spending.
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