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U.S. lawmakers have approved boosting funding for Israel's missile defense program by $173 million in fiscal 2014 as the Jewish state's military establishment draws up a new defense doctrine to protect cities from Hezbollah's growing missile arsenal. The Jerusalem Post reported that Israeli military intelligence now believes that the Iranian-backed Lebanese movement now possesses around 5,000 long-range missiles that can reach Tel Aviv, the country's largest conurbation, and carry warheads packing between 1,300 pounds and one ton of explosives. On Monday, leaders of the Senate and House of Representatives Armed Services Committees unveiled a cut-down defense authorization bill for the coming fiscal year that would boost U.S. missile defense spending by $358 million to $9.5 billion. The legislation also authorizes additional funding of $173 million for joint missile defense projects underway with Israel.
reply to post by buster2010
How about cutting my taxes?
And by no means is it just israel. The US has military bases in 100+ countries and has now adopted a policy of never-ending warfare with this Global War of Terror.
while European nations are going bankrupt from their domestic welfare states,
You're absolutely right and Israel is a special case anyway since they and Egypt are both under unique agreements that are intertwined and cannot be cut unilaterally without hell to pay all around.