A view of the Pentagon from the air.  The latest defence bill authorises US$25 billion more in military spending than US President Joe Biden requested. Photo: Reuters
A view of the Pentagon from the air. The latest defence bill authorises US$25 billion more in military spending than US President Joe Biden requested. Photo: Reuters
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US Senate backs US$770 billion defence bill, with eye on China and Russia

  • The bill includes US$7.1 billion for the Pacific Deterrence Initiative and a statement of congressional support for the defence of Taiwan,
  • It also includes a ban on the Department of Defence procuring products made with forced labour from China’s Xinjiang region.

A view of the Pentagon from the air.  The latest defence bill authorises US$25 billion more in military spending than US President Joe Biden requested. Photo: Reuters
A view of the Pentagon from the air. The latest defence bill authorises US$25 billion more in military spending than US President Joe Biden requested. Photo: Reuters
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