us ships arriving in israel

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Tango3, Sep 22, 2009.

  1. Tango3

    Tango3 Aimless wanderer

    For upcoming joint missile defense "Drill"

    "Drill".... right(!!)
    We are setting up complex missile defense systems in Israel..
    ( countdown to Iranian smackdown?)

    US Navy missile ships started arriving in Israel on Sunday ahead of next month's joint missile defense exercise between the IDF and the American military's European <nobr style="font-weight: normal; font-size: 100%; color: darkgreen;" id="itxt_nobr_0_0">Command[​IMG]</nobr>.
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    Officials say US may leave some systems in Israel after planned drill

    Called Juniper Cobra, the exercise will include the Arrow missile defense system as well as three American systems - the THAAD, Aegis and PAC3 - that will all be deployed in Israel for the duration of the exercise.
    Defense officials said the exercise would not begin for a few weeks, but that the ships were already arriving to begin preparing the infrastructure for the joint drill, the largest since Israel and the US began holding the biennial Juniper Cobra drill in 2001.
    The arrival of the ships began a day before Defense Minister Ehud Barak was scheduled to fly to Washington for talks with his American counterpart, Robert <nobr style="font-weight: normal; font-size: 100%; color: darkgreen;" id="itxt_nobr_3_0">Gates[​IMG]</nobr>. Defense officials said that their talks would focus on the Iranian threat, Israeli-US defense cooperation as well as the role Israel will play in the new American missile defense shield announced last week.
    Expectations in Israel are that the US will deploy several Aegis ballistic missile ships - that are capable of intercepting ballistic missiles - in the Mediterranean and Red seas. Israel is already home to the advanced X-Band radar that the Bush administration gave as a farewell gift last October.
    Officials said it was possible that the US would decide to leave some systems in Israel following the drill to bolster Israeli defenses in face of the Iranian threat. One possibility under discussion is that Aegis ships, that carry SM3 missile interceptors, will be deployed in the Mediterranean and Red seas.
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    On Sunday, Gat
  2. tacmotusn

    tacmotusn RIP 1/13/21

    No surprises there. samo samo ... SOS (same old stuff). Happens all the time, been going on for centuries.
  3. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    It's only a matter of time. So says Mr. Brzezinski.
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