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U.S. official: Netanyahu asked Panetta to approve sale of bunker-busting bombs

Top administration source says Obama instructed Defense Secretary to work with Defense Minister Barak, favorably consider request to purchase GBU-28 bombs, advanced refueling aircraft.

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/israel/article/us_official_netanyahu_asked_panetta_to_approve_sale_of_bunker-busting_bom

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu requested the United States approve the sale of advanced refueling aircraft as well as GBU-28 bunker-piercing bombs to Israel during a recent meeting with Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, a top U.S. official said on Tuesday.

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