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US Pentagon wants more money for Israel's Iron Dome

US Defense Department to ask Congress
for additional funding for Israel's short-range rocket defense system

Yitzhak Benhorin

03.27.12, 22:08 / Israel News WASHINGTON – The US
Defense Department will ask Congress for additional funding for Israel's Iron Dome defense
system, Ynet learned Tuesday.Pentagon press secretary George Little said in a statement that short-range
rocket defense system has been critical in recent weeks, when nearly 300 rockets
were fired at southern Israel from Gaza. The Iron Dome system intercepted more than 80% of its targets.

Little said the Pentagon and Israel have discussed US support for buying
additional Iron Dome systems and will ask Congress for money. The Iron Dome system received $205 million in 2011. The current budget
has no money for the program. Defense Minister Ehud Barak welcomed the statement, which he said reflects

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Added: Apr-5-2012 Occurred On: Apr-5-2012
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