Obama Admin. approves $6.3B for the National Guard, Army, and Air Force in 2016 budget
Posted On August 20, 2021
Vice News article The U.S. government approved a $6 billion increase for the U.N. peacekeeping force in the 2016 budget Thursday, boosting the U,N.
force by more than three-quarters from its current level.
The U.NAVCO, which has been responsible for security in more than 20 countries since 1990, will get $2.5 billion more, to help it cover more than a billion dollars in military expenses, including $1 billion to fund the deployment of the U-2 spy plane and $1.7 billion to support the deployment and operation of the $500 million Global Hawk unmanned aerial vehicle.
The additional funding for U.NATO will help the agency help the U.,N.
protect the most vulnerable populations in the world, including refugees, and prevent terrorist attacks.
The $2 billion for UNAVCOM will help protect the U .
N. personnel stationed in Afghanistan and support peacekeeping operations in Central African Republic, Haiti, Liberia, Mali, Nigeria, South Sudan, the United Arab Emirates, Tunisia, and Yemen.
The new funding will also help support U.UN peacekeeping missions, which now total about $8 billion.
The overall budget for the 2017 fiscal year, which begins Oct. 1, will be $20.4 billion, a 1.2 percent increase over the 2016 fiscal year.
The increase is $1,500 for each of the first six months of the year, $1 million for each month of the following three months and $500 for the last six months.