In First, U.S. Deploys THAAD Missile Defense System in Israel in Joint Drill

The system is meant to intercept short- and medium-range ballistic missiles ■ Joint exercise signals tightening of military cooperation as Trump moves to withdraw from Syria

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Israel and the United States will begin on Monday a month-long joint air defense exercise, during which a THAAD anti-missile missile battery will be deployed in Israel for the first time.