The US Is Stockpiling A Huge Cache Of Weapons In Israel
Apr. 23, 2012
The U.S. military has stockpiled $800 million worth of weapons in Israel and the amount is growing, according to a U.S. Congressional report and reported by Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu of the Israeli media network Arutz Sheva.
The War Reserves Stock Allies-Israel (WRSA-I) program is run by the United States European Command (EUCOM) and includes missiles, armored vehicles and artillery ammunition.
The equipment was transferred to Israel “for use by the United States and, with U.S. permission, for use by Israel in emergency situations.”
The U.S. gave such approval to the Israel Defense Force during the Second Lebanon War in 2006, according to the report.
Israel has promoted “strategic cooperation” since the 1980s by inviting the placement of U.S. arms and equipment at Israeli bases for use in wartime.