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Friday, February 26, 2016

In the shadow of Iran, Israeli-US joint defense drill a success

Senior Israeli and American military commanders took part in a major air defense exercise in Israel over the past several days, underlining the strong - and strengthening - ties between the IDF and the US army.

Juniper Cobra (JC-16), a combined ballistic missile defense exercise, comes at a crucial time for Israel in particular. Despite major differences in opinion between Washington and Jerusalem over the wisdom of the Iranian nuclear deal, both countries' militaries are on the same page regarding the threats posed by an Iranian regime whose ballistic missile program has continued at full-throttle regardless of any deal. (READ MORE)