U.S. $38B military aid package to Israel sends a message

September 14, 2016 6:00 PM

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WASHINGTON — The United States agreed Wednesday to provide Israel a record $3.8 billion a year in new military aid over the next decade. The pact is a sign of the two nations' close alliance despite major differences over Iran's nuclear program and other policies.

The $38 billion agreement, the largest bilateral military aid package ever, is "a reminder of the United States' commitment to Israel" that includes $5 billion for missile defense, additional F-35 joint strike fighters and increased mobility for its ground forces, said Susan Rice, President Obama's ...

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