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A LONG-PLANNED US-Israeli joint military exercise has been called off because of "broad operational considerations that include preparation of the Israel Defence Forces for weighty missions", according to the Tel Aviv daily Ma'ariv.
Originally posted by Brasov
This news will be read by the world as a backdown by the JEWSA adding credibility to Iran's deterrent power.
Clearly the JEWSA can't afford the costs a war with Iran would bring, so a new local power emerges and the old one dwindles away.
Originally posted by Rapha
All of the western forces are still in place and armed to their teeth.
All they need is the 'go ahead', 'green light', slightest provocation or 'accident' and its WW3.
Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, is scheduled to arrive in Israel on Thursday.....
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday that the current sanctions imposed on Iran were not effective enough to stop its nuclear program, and called for further sanctions on the Islamic Republic's central bank and oil industry