Israel’s Acceleration of U.S. Weapons Procurement: Analysis and Recommendations

The Israeli government’s recent approval to purchase U.S.-made aircraft and munitions was enabled in part by providing for earlier use, or “frontloading,” of American defense assistance funds. Building on previous JINSA recommendations, this policy memo provides background for how frontloading supports Israel’s qualitative military edge – and U.S. national security interests in the Middle East – by accelerating Israeli procurement of vital weaponry to counter growing shared threats from Iran and others, without raising the overall cost to the United States.

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JINSA Staff Contributors

Jonathan Ruhe
Director of Foreign Policy

Charles B. Perkins
Director for U.S.-Israel Security Policy

Ari Cicurel
Senior Policy Analyst