After trip to Iraq, Boozman urges Esper to consider deploying Iron Dome to CENTCOM

By Jason Sherman / May 27, 2020 at 3:07 PM
The Army should consider deploying an Iron Dome battery to the U.S. Central Command area of operations, according to a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee who traveled to Iraq in February and was briefed on air-defense capabilities of U.S. forces in the region. Sen. John Boozman (R-AR) is urging Defense Secretary Mark Esper to consider directing the Army to deploy one of the two Israeli air defense systems the Pentagon is buying to the Middle East. "After my visit,...

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