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Obama signed NDA Act 2015

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The Government of United States of America has passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) 2015 that provides funding to the military. The 2015 NDAA provides $521.3 billion in base military spending, which includes nearly $18 billion for nuclear weapons. In addition, it also provides $63.7 billion for the Overseas Contingency Operations, or war, budget, including $5.1 billion for U.S. operations against ISIS.

The main highlight of the NDAA for the year 2015 is the provision for release of Coalition Support Fund (CSF) amounting to 1 billion US dollars to Pakistan. CSF is not a military aid but a reimbursement to Pakistan for the expenses made by the its army in support of the US military operations in Afghanistan.

The US and Pakistan are now holding talks on extending CSF even after the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan.

The US detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, remains open for the 13th consecutive year.