at left, with U.S. Rear Adm. John Richardson in Tel Aviv on Thursday.
I'll bet the Persian lunatics planning a 2d Holocaust are a bit nervous about this story [and that's a good thing.]:
TEL AVIV -- The U.S. and Israeli militaries began a combined air-defense exercise on Thursday involving about 1,000 American soldiers and simulating a scenario in which U.S. forces deploy to Israel to help defend the country against incoming missiles.
The three-week drill, the fifth since 2001, is part of a growing partnership between the two militaries that has coincided with rising fears in Israel about Iran's growing arsenal of missiles and nuclear ambitions.
"In time of need the Israel Defense Forces will protect our country, however, if decided, our defenses will be enhanced by the United States' capabilities," Israeli Air Defense Corps commander Brig. Gen. Doron Gavish told a news conference.