Defence Current Affairs 2017

Obama inks $633 billion defense bill

U.S. President Barack Obama inked a $633 billion defense bill for year 2013 that tightens penalties on Iran and strengthens security at diplomatic missions across the globe after the deadly attack in Benghazi, Libya.

Obama had threatened to veto the measure because of a number of concerns, including limits on his authority to transfer terrorist suspects from the US military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, for one year.

The bill includes slashes in defense expenditure that the president and congressional Republicans accorded to in August 2011, along with the end of the war in Iraq and the reduction of American forces in Afghanistan.

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U.S.General Norman Schwarzkopf who led Operation Desert Storm died

image The retired US General Norman Schwarzkopf who led the U.S. Forces for a victory in the first Gulf War in Operation Desert Strom in 1991 died.

Operation Desert Storm

Operation Desert Storm is the codename of the Gulf War fought in 1991 by a U.N.-authorized Coalition force from 34 nations led by the United States, against Iraq during the regime of President Saddam Hussein in response to Iraq’s invasion and annexation of Kuwait. The Coalition forces drove out the forces of Iraq from the country and gained the victory in the war.

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