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Heavy-Handed Politics

"€œGod willing, with the force of God behind it, we shall soon experience a world
without the United States and Zionism."€ -- Iran President Ahmadi-Nejad

Friday, June 02, 2006

Israel's military strength declines '30 percent'

TEL AVIV — Israel's military, hampered by a budget shortfull, has suspended major programs in the army and navy.

"With the [current] defense budget, we are scratching the bottom," former Deputy Defense Minister Ephraim Sneh, a Labor Party Knesset member, said. "Our [military] strength over the last three to four years has declined by 30 percent as a result of cuts in the budget. If we don't preserve our military superiority, we won't be here." Read on.


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