July 20, 2024

House Passes NDAA w/ Restrictions

The House narrowly passed its $886 billion defense policy bill mostly along party lines on Friday, breaking a longstanding tradition of passing the legislation on a broad bipartisan basis, reports Politico. Democrats largely opposed the National Defense Authorization Act after Republicans loaded it up with controversial amendments, including ones to restrict the Pentagon’s abortion travel policy, cut funding for medical care for transgender troops and diversity programs.

Iran Deploys Warships to Gulf of Aden

Gulf of Aden

Iran deploys two warships to Gulf of Aden, located between the Arabian Peninsula and Africa — a destroyer with surface-to-surface missile capability and a supply ship with a helicopter pad.