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Obama to Pursue More Israeli Antimissile Funding
The Obama administration is set to request $520 million in the coming budget cycle for a number of Israeli antimissile programs, including the experimental Arrow 3 system, United Press International reported on Tuesday.
Funding from Washington would support additional work on the Arrow 3, including a second trial aimed at destroying a mock ballistic missile, UPI reported.
The $520 million funding tranche could come alongside $220 million in additional Pentagon aid for Israeli acquisition of more Iron Dome firing units. The Iron Dome system is designed to intercept short-range rockets.
"The money, if approved, would be on top of the $486 million the White House and Congress have requested or added for Iron Dome in recent years after formal budgets were submitted," a Jerusalem Post article says.
Building Mutual Security in the Euro-Atlantic Region: Report Prepared for Presidents, Prime Ministers, Parliamentarians, and Publics
April 3, 2013
This report is the result of a Track II dialogue including distinguished former senior political leaders, senior military officers, defence officials, and security experts from Europe, Russia, and the United States.
April 2, 2013
An op-ed in The International Herald Tribune urging today's leaders to move decisively and permanently toward a new security strategy in the Euro-Atlantic region.
This article provides an overview of Israel's historical and current policies relating to nuclear, chemical, biological and missile proliferation.