In Congress last week: ¶ The Senate and House passed and sent to the White House a military money bill of $39.2 billion, which fell short of Administration requests by only $19.9 million but notably revised some of the Defense Department's strategic planning. Specifically, Congress added $85 million to start boosting the U.S.'s intercontinental ballistic missile squadron strength from nine to 17, also $87 million to speed development of the second-generation, solid-fueled ICBM Minuteman. The Administration had wanted $260 million for a steam-powered aircraft carrier, but Congress said no, instead put up $35 million to cover advance planning on...

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