US push to arm Israel
The Sydney Morning Herald
February 3, 2012
WASHINGTON. A policy group in the US has called for providing Israel with 200 additional bunker-buster bombs and aerial refuelling tankers to increase the credibility of a military strike aimed at thwarting Iran’s nuclear program.
The proposal is part of a report issued by the Bipartisan Policy Centre’s National Security Project, led by former Democratic senator Charles Robb and retired General Charles Wald.”While we do not advocate an Israeli military strike, we believe a more credible Israeli threat can only increase the pressure on Iran to negotiate,” General Wald said.