The US House of Representatives has adopted a measure aimed at weaving closer US and zionist regime’s defenses against ballistic missiles of the type that could be fired by Iran. The measure, part of a 4 billion defense spending bill passed on Thursday, would redirect 5m in defense department funds toward projects already underway in the terrorist regime of so-called Israel.
It would provide m more for Arrow missile co-production and integration, m for a US-Israeli short-range missile defense system dubbed “David’s Sling” and 5m to buy a Theater High Altitude Area Defense, or THAAD, fire unit.
All three projects involve interceptors rockets designed to shoot down ballistic missiles in the terminal phase of their flight paths. The move was spearheaded byÂ Duncan Hunter of California, the senior Republican senator on the House Armed Services Committee and a candidate for his party’s 2008 presidential nomination.
It was a last-minute addition to the Democratic-controlled House’s version of the fiscal 2008 defense authorization bill, which still awaits action in the Senate and reconciliation of any differences between the bills. Overall, the House included about .2bn for the Pentagon’s Missile Defence Agency, a net reduction of 4m from the sum sought by George Bush, the US president.