Thursday, December 09, 2010
The US House of Representatives has approved a bill that boosts the country's defense budget to nearly $160 billion for 2011.
The figure reflects a $31 billion hike in the country's military budget for the 2010 fiscal year, which is reportedly $128 billion. Now the official cost for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan for almost the past decade has surpassed $1.1 trillion.
The bill needs to be passed by the Senate and then signed by US President Barack Obama to take effect, the Associated Press reported on Wednesday.'
Posted by DotConnector at 08:58