White House seeks $1.2B for laser upgrade to Iron Dome to protect Israel

By Tony Bertuca / October 20, 2023 at 2:33 PM
( Editor's note: This story has been updated to include additional information on the White House's supplemental budget request. ) The Biden administration, in its massive emergency supplemental spending request sent to Congress today, is seeking $1.2 billion to help Israel upgrade its Iron Dome defense system to the new Iron Beam, using laser technology to take the place of missile interceptors, according to a letter from the Office of Management and Budget. The Oct. 20 letter, which breaks down...

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