Thursday, June 07, 2018

Israel - Trump Boosts Military Support

موقع ديبكا: خطة أمريكية لتقوية قدرات إسرائيل العسكرية

الرئيس ترامب أقر خطة شاملة لتعزيز القدرات العسكرية لإسرائيل
استعدادًا لمواجهة حاسمة محتملة مع إيران

DEBKA site: US plan to boost Israel's military potential.

President Trump appoved broad-based plannings for increasing Israel's military potential
to prepare it for a probably decisive confrontation with Iran.

[i24News, Israeli news service in Arabic on June 6, 2018]

The Arabic language article of i24News cited above is related to information from DEBKAfile, an Israeli source as well, and which was published the same day on June 6, 2018. Here the gist of the DEBKA publication:

US to boost its military presence in Israel, top up Israel’s advanced arsenal.

A broad-based US plan to fortify Israel’s armed forces against a potential military showdown with Iran has just been approved by President Donald Trump, DEBKAfile reports exclusively from its military and Washington sources.

It centers on the expansion of US military units based in Israel and the enhancement of Israel’s military capabilities to withstand a possible Iranian ballistic missile attack. The Israeli Air Force will also receive a large number of Boeing KC-46 refueling tanker craft for lengthening its range of operation and providing more flexibility.

President Obama withheld the new tanker craft so as to restrict Israel’s ability to strike Iran’s nuclear facilities.

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said last week, after meeting President Trump in Washington, that the alliance will not support Israel if it is attacked by Iran. He made a point of avoiding the impression that he subscribed to Trump’s campaign against Iran, so as not to put up the backs of the European members opposed to that campaign.


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