Israel, US signal unprecedented cooperation in military preparations against Iran

 

IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Herzi Halevi (l) with U.S. CENTCOM Commander Gen. Michael E. Kurilla during the "Juniper Oak" joint exercise in January 2023 in Israel.

(JNS) - On Jan. 26, the historic five-day joint Israeli-American military exercise called "Juniper Oak" came to an end. The exercise saw unprecedented levels of cooperation between the U.S. military's Central Command, which is responsible for the Middle East, and the Israel Defense Forces.

"Juniper Oak" tested Israeli-American readiness and boosted the operational connection between the two militaries to enable them to deal with "regional threats," according to the IDF Spokesperson's Unit, but the intended target audience for this message seems to have been Iran.

Some 6,500 U.S. commander...



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