U.S. to Double Emergency Stockpile in Israel

(December 12, 2006)

At the end of the session in 2006, the U.S. Congress approved a proposal to increase the amount of emergency equipment the United States prepositions in Israeli stockpiles. These stockpiles are meant for use by U.S. forces in the Middle East in case of an emergency. Israel is also allowed to use the stockpiles and did so during combat in the war with Hizballah in the summer of 2006. The current value of materiel in the stockpile is $100 million. In 2008, the military stock will be doubled.

Source: Ynetnews.com, (December 12, 2006)