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Senate NDAA adds $35B to DoD, takes all nonmilitary crimes out of chain of command

July 23, 2021


The Senate Armed Services Committee is stuffing an extra $35 billion into the Defense Department budget and recommending a monumental change to the way crimes are prosecuted in the military in its version of the 2022 defense authorization bill.

The Senate panel is increasing the Pentagon’s budget to $740 billion, compared to the Biden administration’s request of $715 billion, bringing total military spending for 2022 to nearly $778 billion.

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