U.S., Israel begin joint missile defense operations in Juniper Cobra

Elements of the U.S. military and Israel’s defense forces have begun the largest-ever joint anti-missile exercises in the Jewish nation, as a means of countering a rising missile threat from Hezbollah, Syria, and Iran. Around 2,000 missile defense troops from the IDF are joining about 2,500 U.S. personnel in the drills, called Juniper Cobra. In [...]

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Jon E. Dougherty is a political, foreign policy and national security analyst and reporter with nearly 30 years of experience in both fields. A U.S. Army veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom, he holds BA in Political Science from Ashford University and an MA in National Security Studies/Intelligence Analysis from American Military University.