Israel Cooperative Programs

Israel Cooperative Programs At A Glance

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The Israel Cooperative Programs is a set of Defense Department-funded U.S. military aid programs for missile defense that Congress has consistently appropriated for years.

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Initiated in 1998, the Israel Cooperative Programs is a set of Defense Department-funded U.S. military aid programs for missile defense that Congress has consistently appropriated for years. Recently, it has been authorized through FY2016. Congress and successive Administrations have demonstrated strong support for joint U.S.-Israeli missile defense projects designed to thwart a diverse range of threats, from short-range missiles and rockets fired by non-state actors, such as Hamas and Hezbollah, to mid- and longer-range ballistic missiles in Syria’s and Iran’s arsenals. Congress provides regular U.S. funding for Israeli and U.S.-Israeli missile defense programs, including development, production, research and tests, in defense authorization and appropriations bills. This funding is not considered direct military aid by the U.S. government, but Security Assistance Monitor includes these allocations since it is providing financial support for Israel to jointly develop and purchase missile defense equipment.

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