The United States has agreed to a request from Israel to expedite a shipment of precision munitions. As fighting continues in Lebanon and Israel readies ground forces, the United States? willingness to comply with such a request could further inflame the region.

From the N.Y. Times:

The decision to quickly ship the weapons to Israel was made with relatively little debate within the Bush administration, the officials said. Its disclosure threatens to anger Arab governments and others because of the appearance that the United States is actively aiding the Israeli bombing campaign in a way that could be compared to Iran?s efforts to arm and resupply Hezbollah.


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