U.S. Beefs Up Iraq War Liaison Team

(Ha'aretz) - The U.S. Army's chief liaison officer with the IDF, Major General Charles Simpson, has arrived in Israel, part of a general decision to "raise the profile" of military cooperation between the two countries in advance of a possible war with Iraq. Israel's air defense command will hold a joint exercise with the two American Patriot batteries stationed in the Negev, with assistance from the U.S. Sixth Fleet's radar units. In addition, two ships from the Sixth Fleet are participating in an anti-submarine warfare exercise with the Israel Navy.

2003-01-15 00:00:00

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