The defense spending focuses on "the most vital national security priorities" for the United States, including strategic competition with China and Russia and disruptive technologies such as hypersonic weapons and artificial intelligence, among other issues, according to a summary by the Senate Committee on Armed Services.
The law also requires Biden to develop a "grand strategy" on China to address the challenges to the international order posed by Beijing and bans the Defense Department's procurement of products allegedly made by the forced labor of the Muslim Uyghur minority in China's Xinjiang region.
In the National Defense Authorization Act, Congress also expresses its desire for U.S. support to Taiwan include inviting the island to participate in a U.S.-led major multinational naval exercise in 2022.
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