MDA director: $1 billion Israeli aid request won't squeeze U.S. missile defense funding

By Jason Sherman / June 25, 2021 at 1:19 PM
Funding for U.S. missile defense programs is not expected to be raided to finance Israel's $1 billion request to replenish munitions -- including Iron Dome interceptors -- expended during hostilities with Palestinian armed groups in May, according to a senior U.S. military official. Missile Defense Agency Vice Adm. Jon Hill said that he expects an "emergency appropriation" -- a free-standing spending bill separate from the Pentagon's fiscal year 2022 budget request -- to address Israel's request last month for new...

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