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H.R. 4310 & H.Res. 840 – defense authorization going full steam

Overall, the NDAA for 2013 authorizes $552 billion for national defense and another $88.5 of overseas operations. Included in these funds are an increase of 1.7% to military pay, allows for abortions in the case of rape, incest, and danger to the life of the mother (which is an expansion on current law), prohibits detainees in Guantanamo Bay from being transferred to US soil, and “Asserts that the U.S. should be prepared to take all necessary measures, including military action if required, to prevent Iran from threatening the U.S., its allies, or Iran’s neighbors with a nuclear weapon…”

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