Revised U.S. defense act urges tougher measures against N.K.
By Shin Hyon-hee
The Korean Herald
The NDAA resulted from months-long negotiations between Democrats and Republicans through the double-chamber legislature’s conference committee.
The Democrat-controlled Senate had resisted some hard-line proposals from the Republican-dominated House including the MD base plan due to uncertainty and budget pressure. It then appears to have sought a compromise after the North’s missile launch by watering down controversial provisions.
In May, the House Committee on Armed Services endorsed the base project and a much-debated redeployment of tactical nuclear weapons on the Korean Peninsula. It allotted $100 million for studying three candidate sites, aiming to complete construction by 2015.
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