August 10, 2022

US passes $770 billion defense bill, slightly boosting funds for US Forces Korea

New legislation also calls for US Cyber Command to develop North Korea-specific cyber strategies

U.S. President Joe Biden signed into law an annual defense spending bill on Monday, approving moderate increases for U.S. operations in South Korea and pushing forward plans to relocate military assets outside of North Korean artillery range.

The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) greenlights $770 billion in defense spending covering a range of national security priorities, including initiatives to counter U.S. “adversaries” such as Russia, China, Iran and North Korea.