Israel and the Bombs

According to a top Israeli intelligence official, the Pentagon in 2002 offered to supply Israel with bunker-buster bombs capable of punching deep into an enemy's underground defenses, but Israel's air force chief, Lieut. General Dan Halutz, rejected Washington's offer, noting that his country had its own superb weaponry, thank you very much. Four years later, Halutz is now Israel's chief of staff in charge of this summer's air, sea and land strikes against Lebanon. Early on in the monthlong conflict, Israeli intelligence determined that most of Hizballah's rockets were being fired from launchers in 38 bunkers burrowed six yards into hilltops...

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