The allocation is double what the Obama administration requested; ‘it works,’ says Senate chairman of the subcommittee.
Israel has every right to be proud of the Iron Dome missile defense system and the US Senate on Tuesday reinforced its feeling. The Senate Appropriations Defense subcommittee backed the Israeli Government request for $621.6 million in 2015 for Israeli missile defense programs in general, including $351 million allocated specifically for Iron Dome.
“It works,” Senator Dick Durbin, chairman of the subcommittee, said.
“For decades, Defense Department technologies have revolutionized the world.