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.