The Biden administration has recently authorized an emergency sale of nearly 14,000 rounds of tank ammunition valued at over $106 million to Israel.

This decision comes as Israel escalates its military operations in the southern Gaza Strip.

The move, bypassing Congress, highlights the urgency perceived by the administration amid a stalled $106 billion aid package for Ukraine, Israel, and other national security matters embroiled in congressional debates over immigration and border security.

Let’s take a quick dive into the details of this report.

Congressional Impasse and Urgency of Sale

The emergency sale circumvents the customary congressional review for foreign military sales, a rare but not unprecedented occurrence.

Secretary of State Antony Blinken invoked the existence of an immediate emergency in the US national security interest, allowing the direct sale of munitions to Israel without awaiting legislative approval.