The spending bill would also reverse the planned military pension cuts of $6 billion to military retirees.
Gates’ soon-to-be released memoir, entitled “Duty,” included harsh criticism of a number of figures in the White House.
Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday that the U.S. will not send any troops into Iraq, but will nevertheless offer assistance.
“This is their fight, but we’re going to help them in their fight,” Kerry said.
DOD adjusted the locations after conducting a periodic review that involved joint staff, combatant commands and military services
The Defense Department is adding the synthetic drug to its list of restricted chemicals.
“This transfer and resettlement constitutes a significant milestone in our effort to close the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay,” Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Admiral John Kirby said in a statement.
Three bombs have rocked the North African country in less than a week.
The Pentagon reported earlier this year that roughly 26,000 military members may have been sexually assaulted in 2012.