Israel held a nation-wide emergency drill, complete with air-raid sirens throughout the country in preparation for a war “on six fronts,” while US ground troops drilled with IDF soldiers in the 2018 Juniper Cobra joint military exercises.
By Israel Today Staff
Last week at the graduation ceremony for new Israeli naval officers, IDF Deputy Chief of Staff Gen. Aviv Kochavi said that the Jewish state was preparing for war on no fewer than six fronts.
Kochavi did not list those fronts, except to say that Iran is among them.
Merkava tank along Israel’s border with Lebanon- Photo: IsraelandStuff/PP
The others can be guessed at: Egyptian Sinai, where ISIS holds sway; Hamas-ruled Gaza; Lebanon; Syria; and the cyber realm. Continue Reading »
Now that Israeli & American aerial defense forces completed their joint training as part of the 2018 Juniper Cobra exercise, more than 1,000 U.S. Marines and Israeli paratroopers join in urban warfare scenarios. – Watch Video
– Marine battalion commander, ‘This increases our already rock solid relationship with Israel.’
By Yoav Zitun
More than one thousand United States Marines and Israeli paratroopers have recently been training in Israel’s southern region’s Tze’elim base, as part of the massive joint 2018 Juniper Cobra exercise held this month.
With the air defense’s parts of the exercise already complete, the two armies have now moved to ground operations. Continue Reading »
In the largest joint Israel, US air & missile defense exercise, 5,000 troops prepare to face multi-front rocket, missile attacks utilizing the Arrow 3, Iron Dome, David’s Sling and Patriot missile systems.
By Yoav Zitun, AP
Some 5,000 IDF and American troops have been training together in Israel against the threat of massive missile and rocket barrages on Israel coming from Lebanon, Syria, the Gaza Strip and even Iran in a future Middle East war.
An IDF Juniper-Cobra 2018 [joint US-Israel military exercise] shoulder patch – Photo: U.S. Embassy Tel Aviv, Israel
The joint US-Israel Juniper Cobra
exercise, which has been taking place every two years since the early 2000s, includes field training, computer simulations
and live-fire drills of sophisticated missile-defense systems.This Continue Reading »
US forces begin to arrive in Israel ahead of largest joint military exercise yet
Air defense drill to cost over $37 million
By Yoav Zitun, AP
The US and Israel are embarking on the largest exercise in their long military relationship, against a backdrop of tension with Iran and sharp rhetoric in the American presidential election.
Trucks transporting Patriot batteries – Photo: Avi Rokach
An air defense drill planned for late this month will involve more than 3,500 Americans and 1,000 Israelis, practicing their ability to work together against a range of threats facing the main US ally in the Mideast. Continue Reading »