US breaks ground for new permanent base in Israel

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    https://www.defensenews.com/breakin...eaks-ground-for-new-permanent-base-in-israel/

    US breaks ground for new permanent base in Israel

    TEL AVIV, Israel — U.S. and Israeli officers broke ground in Israel on Monday for a permanent U.S. Army base that will house dozens of U.S. soldiers, operating under the American flag, and charged with the mission of defending against rocket and missile attack.

    The American base, officers in Israel say, will be an independent facility co-located at the Israel Defense Forces Air Defense School in southern Israel, near the desert capital of Beersheba. Once completed, the base will house U.S. operational systems to identify and intercept a spectrum of aerial threats, along with barracks, recreational and other facilities required to support several dozen American air defenders.

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    This was long overdue, and it's great to see it finally happen.
     

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