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Posted by slipslidingaway in General Discussion
Sat Nov 12th 2011, 12:50 AM
http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/breaking-...

"THE United States has plans to provide thousands of advanced "bunker-busting" bombs to the United Arab Emirates as part of efforts to contain Iran, The Wall Street Journal says.
The advanced munitions are designed to demolish bunkers, tunnels and other thickly reinforced targets, making them well-suited for a potential strike on Iran's underground nuclear facilities, the newspaper said on Friday.

The proposed package to the UAE - said to include up to 4,900 joint direct attack munitions, or JDAMs, and other weapons - is to be formally presented to Congress "in the coming days," the Journal said.

In recent years, President Barack Obama's Administration has moved to shore up Arab Gulf countries with major arms deals, part of a policy of strengthening regional allies to ramp up pressure on Tehran..."






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