ACCESSION NUMBER:238678 FILE ID:NE-304 DATE:08/12/92 TITLE:DEFENSE DEPARTMENT REPORT, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 12 (08/12/92) TEXT:*92081204.NEA dod report/israel/rabin jp yb mcj *NEA304 08/12/92 * DEFENSE DEPARTMENT REPORT, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 12 (Rabin) (130) CHENEY, RABIN DISCUSS ISRAEL'S SECURITY NEEDS Defense Secretary Cheney and Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin discussed Israel's special security needs in an August 11 meeting at the Pentagon. 1heney reaffirmed the United States' commitment to maintaining Israel's "qualitative edge." He also told Rabin that a number of joint U.S.-Israeli projects which are currently underway should be continued. In their discussion of Israel's need for defenses against ballistic missiles, Cheney cited the two countries' commitment to the Israeli Arrow missile project. The two defense ministers also discussed a range of regional and bilateral issues including the current situation in Iraq and the status of the peace process. NNNN .