Thousandsd of US Troops En Route to Israel
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Oh boy! From the Jerusalem Post


US commander visits Israel to finalize missile drill
By YAAKOV KATZ
12/20/2011 18:04




Israel, US to hold largest ever missile defense exercise this spring;[html] thousands of US soldiers will be deployed in Israel.[/html]

Israel is moving forward with plans to hold the largest-ever missile defense exercise in its history this spring amid Iranian efforts to obtain nuclear weapons.

Last week, Lt.-Gen. Frank Gorenc, commander of the US’s Third Air Force based in Germany, visited Israel to finalize plans for the upcoming drill, expected to see the deployment of several thousand American soldiers in Israel.

The drill, which is unprecedented in its size, [html]will include the establishment of US command posts in Israel and IDF command posts at EUCOM headquarters in Germany – with the ultimate goal of establishing joint task forces in the event of a large-scale conflict in the Middle East.[/html]

The US will also bring its THAAD (Terminal High Altitude Area Defense) and shipbased Aegis ballistic missile defense systems to Israel to simulate the interception of missile salvos against Israel.

The American systems will work in conjunction with Israel’s missile defense systems – the Arrow, Patriot and Iron Dome.

Gorenc came to Israel for talks with Brig.-Gen. Doron Gavish, commander of the Air Force’s Air Defense Division.

He toured one of the Iron Dome batteries in the South and the Israel Test Bed lab in Holon where the IAF holds its interception simulation exercises.

The IAF is planning to deploy a fourth battery of the Iron Dome counter-rocket system in the coming months and is mulling the possibility of stationing it in Haifa to protect oil refineries located there.

The Defense Ministry has allocated a budget to manufacture an additional three Iron Dome batteries by the end of 2012. IAF operational requirements call for the deployment of about a dozen batteries along Israel’s northern and southern borders.

The IAF is also moving forward with plans to deploy Rafael’s David’s Sling missile defense system, which is designed to defend against medium-range rockets and cruise missiles. Rafael recently completed a series of successful navigation and flight tests of the David’s Sling’s interceptor and plans to hold the first interception test by mid-2012.
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a.k.a. get ready for for WWIII thanks for posting this info.
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World War III will not be fought over an insignificant patch of land that has no oil on it. 
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I was looking more at this part: large-scale conflict in the Middle East



(01-08-2012, 10:21 PM)Vox Clamantis Wrote: ....

Israel is moving forward with plans to hold the largest-ever missile defense exercise in its history this spring amid Iranian efforts to obtain nuclear weapons......

The drill, which is unprecedented in its size, will include the establishment of US command posts in Israel and IDF command posts at EUCOM headquarters in Germany – with the ultimate goal of establishing joint task forces in the event of a large-scale conflict in the Middle East. ....
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(01-09-2012, 12:30 AM)kgreen Wrote: I was looking more at this part



(01-08-2012, 10:21 PM)Vox Clamantis Wrote: Israel is moving forward with plans to hold the largest-ever missile defense exercise in its history this spring amid Iranian efforts to obtain nuclear weapons......

The drill, which is unprecedented in its size, will include the establishment of US command posts in Israel and IDF command posts at EUCOM headquarters in Germany – with the ultimate goal of establishing joint task forces in the event of a large-scale conflict in the Middle East. ....

Iran's fine. 

This is just like Cold War era tough talk between America and the Soviets. 

The Iranians and Israelis have historically gotten along well because both shared a common enemy and neighbor in Iraq.  Since the Iranian Revolution the leadership has talked very tough about Israel, but quietly behind the scenes they have worked together to contain Iraq.  I believe on one occasion the Iranians helped the Israelis plan out a bombing mission in Iraq. 
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(01-09-2012, 12:35 AM)Someone1776 Wrote:
(01-09-2012, 12:30 AM)kgreen Wrote: I was looking more at this part



(01-08-2012, 10:21 PM)Vox Clamantis Wrote: Israel is moving forward with plans to hold the largest-ever missile defense exercise in its history this spring amid Iranian efforts to obtain nuclear weapons......

The drill, which is unprecedented in its size, will include the establishment of US command posts in Israel and IDF command posts at
EUCOM headquarters in Germany – with the ultimate goal of establishing joint task forces in the event of a large-scale conflict in the Middle East. ....

Iran's fine. 

This is just like Cold War era tough talk between America and the Soviets. 

The Iranians and Israelis have historically gotten along well because both shared a common enemy and neighbor in Iraq.  Since the Iranian Revolution the leadership has talked very tough about Israel, but quietly behind the scenes they have worked together to contain Iraq.  I believe on one occasion the Iranians helped the Israelis plan out a bombing mission in Iraq.   

so..all the "what if iran drops a bomb on israel" questions at the presidential debates are just a bunch of hype? thanks for clarifying. the way i read this, it played out in my mind that it was the u.s. that was setting up the bases getting ready for the conflict. then ,think of iran's allies and how much they hate us.. etc etc. i must have read wrong. i am a mom with divided attention.  :)
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(01-09-2012, 01:03 AM)kgreen Wrote:
(01-09-2012, 12:35 AM)Someone1776 Wrote:
(01-09-2012, 12:30 AM)kgreen Wrote: I was looking more at this part



(01-08-2012, 10:21 PM)Vox Clamantis Wrote: Israel is moving forward with plans to hold the largest-ever missile defense exercise in its history this spring amid Iranian efforts to obtain nuclear weapons......

The drill, which is unprecedented in its size, will include the establishment of US command posts in Israel and IDF command posts at
EUCOM headquarters in Germany – with the ultimate goal of establishing joint task forces in the event of a large-scale conflict in the Middle East. ....

Iran's fine. 

This is just like Cold War era tough talk between America and the Soviets. 

The Iranians and Israelis have historically gotten along well because both shared a common enemy and neighbor in Iraq.  Since the Iranian Revolution the leadership has talked very tough about Israel, but quietly behind the scenes they have worked together to contain Iraq.  I believe on one occasion the Iranians helped the Israelis plan out a bombing mission in Iraq.   

so..all the "what if iran drops a bomb on israel" questions at the presidential debates are just a bunch of hype? thanks for clarifying. the way i read this, it played out in my mind that it was the u.s. that was setting up the bases getting ready for the conflict. then ,think of iran's allies and how much they hate us.. etc etc. i must have read wrong. i am a mom with divided attention.  :)

I look at the Iranians as sort of like the Soviets: they are up to no good, we need to keep them in check, but at the end of the day the last thing they want is a war with the United States. 

Iran wouldn't drop a nuke on Israel.  However, them having nuclear weapons would not be good as it would:

1. Fundamentally change the dynamics of the region.  Iran having a nuclear bomb would give them an automatic win in the region anytime disputes dust up.

2. Iran has a history of supporting terrorists.  I doubt they would pass along nuclear secrets and weapons to terrorists, but this isn't something I would trust the Iranians with. 

However, the response to this is probobly not going to be militarily.  Right now we're putting a lot of economic pressure on them, and we've also hacked their nuclear facilities to make their systems fry out so they have to start over from scratch.  I think worse case scenario is we bomb their nuclear facilities (or hire the Israelis to do it for us).  But, a large scale war isn't in the cards. 
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(01-09-2012, 12:13 AM)Someone1776 Wrote: World War III will not be fought over an insignificant patch of land that has no oil on it. 
Someone also said the same thing about Poland.


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(01-09-2012, 12:13 AM)Someone1776 Wrote: World War III will not be fought over an insignificant patch of land that has no oil on it. 

AIPAC... That's all I have to say.
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I don't see the purpose of American troops to be in Israel. That implies that brave, plucky little Israel can't go it alone. Or is there something more sinister going on. The Israelis could use this as an opportunity to
steal American technology. Oh wait. Jonathan Pollard already did that for them.
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