Recent cabinet discussions called for cuts equivalent to $800 million in Israel's military budget. Defense Minister Ehud Barak objected, but they were approved. The military cautioned that when finalized the cuts could be more—$2.4 billion—and set back production of missile-defense systems, strategic stockpiles and other priorities. Few people know what Israel spends on defense, or how much has really been budgeted for the next two years. The 2011-12 budget book released by the treasury ...


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