The Senate of the US Congress adopted a draft budget for the Pentagon at $700 billion, the Associated Press reported.
It is noted that the approved amount is much higher than the one previously voiced by the American leader Donald Trump.
The adopted law will soon be sent to the president for signing.
According to the text of the document, $ 634 billion is allocated for direct activities to the Pentagon, and $ 66 billion for military operations abroad.
Earlier it was reported that the House of Representatives of the US Congress approved the country’s military budget for 2018 at $ 700 billion.