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Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Someone tell Walt & Mearsheimer

Boker Tov Boulder has this interesting tidbit of information on the value of Israel's military to the United States:
.... During Desert Storm, Israel provided invaluable intelligence, an umbrella of air cover for military cargo, and had personnel planted in the Iraqi deserts to pick up downed American pilots.

Gen. George Keagan, former head of U.S. Air Force Intelligence, stated publicly that “Israel is worth five CIAs,” with regard to intelligence passed to our country. He also stated that the yearly $1.8 billion that Israel received in military assistance was worth $50 to $60 billion in intelligence, R&D savings, and Soviet weapons systems captured and transferred to the Pentagon.

Read it all.

Update 9:15 PM

For more details see Smooth Stone.


At 1:22 AM, Blogger Smooth said...

Just found your blog thru my stats. Thank you for the mention.


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