Sunday, July 10, 2016

National Best Interest

As I discuss in a recent Opinion/Editorial posted in the Jerusalem Post International Edition, despite what some of Israel's detractors might profess, U.S. military assistance to Israel has never been an act of charity: it is a strategic investment dictated by America's own national self-interest

Providing military assistance to Israel is far, far cheaper than sending U.S. soldiers to fight wars in the Eastern Mediterranean, and far cheaper than similar U.S. investments to defend NATO in Europe, or U.S. allies in the Far East.

In that same vein, as a strategic investment, getting the most out of U.S. military assistance to Israel also dictates that the U.S. should leverage Israeli resources and technology, wherever possible. Israeli innovation has been a constant source of fresh ideas and practical application that has benefited the defense of both nations.

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