Smith seeks bipartisan balance for first defense policy bill

Defense News: On the one hand, the House Armed Service Committee’s draft defense policy bill would check President Donald Trump on his border wall, and on the other, it holds fire when it comes to restricting Americas nuclear arsenal.

Speaking with reporters Monday, Rep. Adam Smith, acknowledged he has sought to balance the concerns of progressives (who likely favor the border restrictions) and conservatives (who already oppose its restrictions on a low-yield nuclear warhead).

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