Congress Considering Mandating Additional US Army Iron Dome Buy

US lawmakers have voiced their concerns that the US Army is taking a risk by not rapidly fielding Iron Dome in places like Iraq to protect soldiers from incoming cruise missiles. House Armed Services Chairman Adam Smith said his panel could once again mandate that the service purchase additional batteries of the weapon from Israel despite service...

US lawmakers have voiced their concerns that the US Army is taking a risk by not rapidly fielding Iron Dome in places like Iraq to protect soldiers from incoming cruise missiles. House Armed Services Chairman Adam Smith said his panel could once again mandate that the service purchase additional batteries of the weapon from Israel despite service opposition.

Over the past year, Congress and the army have gone back and forth over fielding a cruise missile defence capability. Lawmakers went so far as to include provisions in previous pieces of legislation mandating that the service deploy four batteries - two this year and then another two in 2023 - unless the service has another capability ready.

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