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On Saturday US Vice-President Mike Pence christened the United States Navy’s newest Virginia-class fast attack submarine USS Indiana, and made remarks asking Congress to approve US President Donald Trump’s request for an additional $30 billion for US war efforts overseas.

Axar.az reports citing to Sputnik Pence, an Indiana native and former governor of the Hoosier State, christened the $3-billion submarine at Huntington Ingalls Shipyard in Newport News, Virginia, before an audience of Navy employees, shipyard workers and local lawmakers, while calling for an increase in military spending for a country that spends more on its weaponry than the next seven nations combined.

"Just next week," Pence asserted, "with President Trump's leadership, and the strong support of the members of Congress gathered here today, Congress will pass a spending bill with long-overdue investments in our military readiness even before this fiscal year ends."

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2017.05.01 / 09:59
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