Israel, U.S. Partner for Navy Exercise, Anti-Missile Test

(CNN-Europe)The two countries will conduct joint exercises next week to test Israel's new Arrow anti-missile system teamed with upgraded U.S. Patriot missile batteries. On New Year's Day, the two nations teamed up with Turkey for an annual naval training exercise. Such an exercise featuring the flags of three nations sends a political message. "There is a political symbol for the region that says we are working together and the noose around Iraq is closing," said Prof. Gerald Steinberg of Bar-Ilan University.

2003-01-03 00:00:00

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