After this latest round of combat with Hezbollah in Lebanon, the government of Israel announced that it is adding two German made nuclear submarines to its naval fleet. In this way, Israel has what is known as a “nuclear triad” (like what the United States has–ground launched missiles, air launched missiles, and now under-water launched missiles). This is apparently in response to Iran’s recent threat to “wipe Israel off the face of the map”. The apparent cost of the subs is estimated to be 1.3 billion dollars each.

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