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March 6, 2013 1:11 am

Hagel to Barak: US Will Keep Funding Israeli Missile Defense

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Defense Minister Ehud Barak. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

Times of Israel – US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel told his Israeli counterpart Ehud Barak Tuesday that while the US continues to believe there is still time to address the threat of Iran obtaining nuclear weapons through diplomacy, that window is closing.

In his first meeting with a foreign defense chief, the newly appointed Hagel expressed his strong commitment to Israel’s security, including maintaining Israel’s qualitative military edge and continued US support for missile and rocket defense systems in spite of fiscal constraints, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said.

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  • Lawrence Kulak

    Israel’s missile defense does not help politically to thwart ambitions for a Palestinian State. Israel needs to be using the facts on the ground to disperse the Arab as it did in 1948 under Ben Gurion. Self defense is self defense, but when you build something called an
    ‘Iron Dome’ it prevents ‘losing’ any war but also precludes ‘winning’. US strategists at the State Department know this and that is why the US is continuing to fund it. American has no interest in dead Jews, nor the eradication of the State of Israel. It justs wants its cake and eat it too as it always has (meaning a weak, dependent Jewish State and the allegiance of the Arabs) Nothing has ever changed regarding US Middle East Policy since Roosvelt.