New US missile defense system in Israel “comes amid increased tensions between Israel and Iran over Israel’s bombing campaign in Syria”

REUTERS
U.S. deploys THAAD missile defense system to Israel
March 4, 2019

The U.S. military has deployed its most advanced air and missile defense system to Israel for the first time, U.S. and Israeli military officials said on Monday. The deployment, which began in March, was intended to test the U.S. military’s ability to rapidly deploy such weapons around the world, said a spokeswoman for U.S. European Command. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu welcomed the arrival of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system as a sign of the U.S. commitment to Israeli security. READ MORE

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