27 Mar '12, 8pm

The Pentagon wants more money for Israel’s Iron Dome rocket-stopper

The Pentagon wants more money for Israel’s Iron Dome rocket-stopper

http://www.airforcetimes.com/news/2012/03/ap-pentagon-wants-more-money-isreals-iron-dome-032712/ DoD wants more money for Israel’s Iron Dome By Donna Cassata - The Associated Press Posted : Tuesday Mar 27, 2012 15:30:09 EDT WASHINGTON — The Pentagon will press Congress for more money for Israel’s Iron Dome system designed to intercept short-range rockets and mortars, a boost for Israel as the Obama administration tries to dissuade the Mideast ally from launching a potential unilateral strike on Iran. The announcement from the Pentagon on Tuesday also comes as Obama has faced election-year criticism from Republican presidential candidates and GOP lawmakers that administration support for a longtime friend has been inadequate. “Supporting the security of the state of Israel is a top priority of President Obama and Secretary (Leon) Panetta,” Pentagon press secretary George Li...

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