09 May 2009
View from a booth:
Just as Israel has diversified its foriegn policy in light of perceived or real US weakness abroad, it should likewise never place itself in the position of having the US government controlling its future, technological or otherwise. History tells knowledgeable observers that while the US government is friendly with Israel, and much of the two countries' policies overlap, some do not. And for whatever reason, Israel, being in the location it is -- in the middle of hostile neighbors -- should be diversifying where and when it needs to in order to protect its national interests.While debate continues in the US as to the necessity of the F-22 and F-35 as required tools in its arsenal, there is no doubt that Israel needs to maintain its qualitative edge over those entities that would do it harm. Kudos to Ami Isseroff for this thought provoking article.
Posted by Randy Shiner at 3:31 PM
Labels: Ami Isseroff, F-35: Should Israel develop an independent air superiority alternative?, US-Israeli relations