Does This US And Israel Joint Missile Defense Drill Say Anything About Plans For Iran?
Dec. 20, 2011
Israel just announced it has finalized a deal with Lt. General Frank Gorenc, commander of the US Third Air Force in Germany, that will bring several thousand U.S. troops and two advanced missile systems to the country for an unprecedented defense drill.
Yaakov Katz of the Jerusalem Post reports the “largest-ever” missile defense exercise will commence this spring, in response to Iran’s nuclear ambitions.
The U.S. will deploy its Theater High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile system and its ship based Aegis system to simulate intercepting an incoming salvo into Israel. The two systems will work in conjunction with Israel’s Arrow, Patriot, and Iron Dome missile systems.