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    Default Pentagon wants more money for Israel's Iron Dome

    I guess the system proved itself useful enough to be further supported,
    you cant argue with numbers (85%)


    http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-501704_1...els-iron-dome/

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    I think that we should be ashamed that the U.S pays more than us on the system. The Israeli government should pay more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MUSHROOM123 View Post
    I think that we should be ashamed that the U.S pays more than us on the system. The Israeli government should pay more.
    US does that for a reason... Lack of money on the Israely side?

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    The ressources of the IDF are not extensible indeed, so it can not invest an unbalanced part of its budget on the this system.
    The reason for the US to support Iron Dome are mainly political, because Iron Dome permits Israel to react with more restraint to Palestinian attacks. Without such defensive system, the IDF would have bomb the hell Gaza in the recent round to stop them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Camera View Post
    The ressources of the IDF are not extensible indeed, so it can not invest an unbalanced part of its budget on the this system.
    The reason for the US to support Iron Dome are mainly political, because Iron Dome permits Israel to react with more restraint to Palestinian attacks. Without such defensive system, the IDF would have bomb the hell Gaza in the recent round to stop them.
    The Israeli government can pay for it,not only the IDF...50 million dollars(one battery)is nothing if you compare it to our GDP.

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    Pentagon buys Iron Dome and by the time it is delivered the US is no longer in Afghanistan or Iraq where it might have been useful.

    Genius.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Laworkerbee View Post
    Pentagon buys Iron Dome and by the time it is delivered the US is no longer in Afghanistan or Iraq where it might have been useful.

    Genius.
    Buck up man, giving our track record, we should be bombing another country to ruin and rebuilding it in no time. :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by CG51 View Post
    Buck up man, giving our track record, we should be bombing another country to ruin and rebuilding it in no time. :P
    lulz

    Well we average an "intervention" every five years or so, hopefully we're back in action by 2019 before the Dome is obsolete.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MUSHROOM123 View Post
    The Israeli government can pay for it,not only the IDF...50 million dollars(one battery)is nothing if you compare it to our GDP.
    Shure, the Israeli gov could pay for 10 more batteries + hundreds of Tamir missiles but it will be at the expense of other programs: the Navy needs more ships, the Artillery corps wants new guns and rockets, Arrow 3, David's Sling, Namer, Merkavas, a second F-35 Squadron… What to buy in what quantities? It's all about priorities and compromises.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Camera View Post
    Shure, the Israeli gov could pay for 10 more batteries + hundreds of Tamir missiles but it will be at the expense of other programs: the Navy needs more ships, the Artillery corps wants new guns and rockets, Arrow 3, David's Sling, Namer, Merkavas, a second F-35 Squadron… What to buy in what quantities? It's all about priorities and compromises.
    You are also right. I only said that it's a shame that a foreign country pays more than the country that needs it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CG51 View Post
    Buck up man, giving our track record, we should be bombing another country to ruin and rebuilding it in no time. :P
    And how has that been bad for most? Japan, Germany, Italy, Korean penninsula (South)...... all end up with strong ties with the west, strong economies and strong relationships with the international community. With some years, Iraq will become one of the strongest, westernized Middle Eastern countries with a good economy once it begins operating beyond its problems and global corporations can establish a footprint (which isn't going to happen in the Arab Spring countries!)

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    Pentagon Plans Major Funding Boost for Israel’s Iron Dome

    http://www.defensenews.com/article/2...text|FRONTPAGE

    10 batteries? Quite a lot...probably they got something good in exchange like a pledge not to attack Iran or something like that. The Americans aren't suckers like some think...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zuttermans View Post
    US does that for a reason... Lack of money on the Israely side?
    More like securing the ability to purchase them and add them to the missle defense shield program.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MUSHROOM123 View Post
    Pentagon Plans Major Funding Boost for Israel’s Iron Dome


    http://www.defensenews.com/article/2...text|FRONTPAGE

    10 batteries? Quite a lot...probably they got something good in exchange like a pledge not to attack Iran or something like that. The Americans aren't suckers like some think...
    I think it would be something more practical like a tech transfer.

    The U.S is inclined to help us with these sort of defense systems (as it did with the Arrow) since they are very interested in this technology for their own domestic projects and such systems allow the Israeli government more 'flexability' (had one of the rockets from the last round killed we might have had another operation in the Gaza ***** right now).

    It's also better PR than funding bunker busting bombs (for example) and other offensive measures of the sort.

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    According to Amir Oren, the funding of Iron Dome batteries was offered to Israel to sweeten the pill of forcing her to put on hold her plans to strike Iran until US elections are over: http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomac...liest-1.421348

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