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President Obama has secretly authorized significant new aid to the Israeli military that includes the sale of 55 deep-penetrating bombs known as bunker busters, Newsweek has learned.

U.S. and Israeli officials said the GBU-28 Hard Target Penetrators – potentially useful in any future military strike against Iranian nuclear sites – were delivered to Israel in 2009.

U.S. and Israeli officials said that Israel had developed its own bunker-buster technology between 2005 and 2009, but the purchase from the U.S. was cheaper.

(Eli Lake – Newsweek-Daily Beast)

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