House passes defense bill

    Washington, D.C. (KINY) The U.S House approved $700 billion in defense spending that will impact Alaska.

    The House voted 356-70 Tuesday to beef up the military to counter North Korea's advancing nuclear weapons program.

    The defense bill includes $12.3 billion for the Pentagon's Missile Defense Agency.  It also orders a rapid buildup of the nation's missile defenses.  28 additional ground-based interceptors will be installed.  They are anti-missile missiles that would be launched from underground silos in Alaska in the event the U.S was forced to shoot down a North Korean missile headed toward the United States.

     

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