U.S. military modernization will get a boost from an $11.2-billion congressional add-on to the Fiscal 1997 Defense Authorization Act that President Clinton has reluctantly signed into law. The total $265.6-billion defense budget for the Fiscal Year that begins Oct. 1 includes an extra $914 million for the Ballistic Missile Defense Organization in support of accelerated national and theater ballistic missile defenses. Of the $914 million, increases to the President's request ...

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