Israel Wants U.S. to Bolster Local Weapons Stockpile

(Breaking Defense) Arie Egozi - Israel has prepared a list of weapons systems it wants the U.S. to add to the American emergency stockpile in Israel as a precaution for future regional conflicts, according to local defense sources. It includes aerial munitions that would be needed if Israel takes action against Iranian nuclear facilities or defends against rocket salvos from Hizbullah in Lebanon. The War Reserves Stock Allies stockpile, established in the 1980s, allows the U.S. to "stockpile arms and equipment at Israeli bases for American use in wartime." It includes missiles, armored vehicles and artillery ammunition. The U.S. amended the rules to allow Israel direct access "in emergency situations." This happened during the 2006 conflict between Israel and Hizbullah, and in 2014 during a round of fighting against Hamas.

2022-01-17 00:00:00

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