defense spending

Senate passes massive budget deal

The Senate passed Thursday a massive budget deal that would stave off the looming threat of a potential default on US debt and prevent automatic spending cuts to domestic and military funding.

House passes sweeping budget and debt limit deal

The House of Representatives on Thursday passed a sweeping two-year budget and debt limit deal that would stave off the looming threat of a potential default on US debt and prevent automatic spending cuts to domestic and military funding.

Trump commits to $750 billion defense budget

President Donald Trump has agreed to a request from Defense Secretary James Mattis to propose a defense budget of $750 billion for the coming year, marking a reversal from plans to shrink defense spending, an administration official confirmed to CNN.

Trump, Mattis meet to discuss military funding

A day after President Donald Trump appeared to call the current Defense Department budget "crazy," Secretary of Defense James Mattis and key Republican lawmakers who oppose any defense budget cuts met with the President to discuss military funding.

US releases $200 million in defensive aid to Ukraine

In a move likely to irk Moscow, the Pentagon has released $200 million in security assistance to Ukraine just days after the Russian Ministry of Defense said it was ready to work with the US Department of Defense on a range of security issues following a meeting between President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin and amid concerns the US President had not been tough enough with his Russian counterpart at their meeting in Helsinki, Finland.