Bush Signs Fiscal 2008 Defense Budget Legislation into Law

Bush Signs Fiscal 2008 Defense Budget Legislation into Law
# 29 January 2008 10:17 (UTC +04:00)
President Bush signed the long-delayed and sometimes-contentious fiscal 2008 National Defense Authorization Act into law today. The Senate passed a $696 billion 2008 defense authorization bill January 22. It includes a 3.5 percent military pay raise and provisions to improve health care and benefits for wounded troops and veterans, APA US bureau reports
The act authorizes funding for the defense of the United States and its interests abroad, for military construction, and for national security-related energy programs. The bill authorizes 507 billion dollars for defense of United States and national security-related programs.
The bill authorizes 189 billion dollars for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, for the 2008 budget year.
According to the congressional Democrats, the provision was included in the bill to allow the victims of deceased Iraqi former President Saddam Hussein to seek compensation in court.
However, the Iraqi government has raised its concerns that the provision would encourage former US prisoners of war from the Gulf War to ask for compensation from the Iraqi government’s reported US$25 billion in assets in US banks./APA/
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