18 May 2014
Israel, US holding joint missile defense drillBy JPOST.COM STAFF, REUTERS
Some 1,000 American soldiers arrived in Israel for the drill, Israel Radio reported.
On Thursday, it was announced that the Israeli and American air forces had began a joint exercise, which is expected to last until next week. The IDF released no additional details about the drill.
US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel met last week with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon and other Israeli officials to discuss regional security issues. In his meeting with Netanyahu, Hagel reiterated the Obama administration’s commitment to deter Iran from gaining nuclear weapons capabilities....
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