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Barak Takes Part in Missile Launching Exercise

Defense Minister Ehud Barak on hand during a live test firing of a Patriot missile.

Barak Takes Part in Patriot Missile Launching Exerciseplayer

Dempsey Arrives in Israel, Meets Barak

Gen. Martin Dempsey arrives in Israel to observe Austere Challenge 12, the largest-ever military exercise between the two countries.

Dempsey Arrives in Israel, Meets Barak

U.S.: Defense Drill with Israel 'a Great Success'

IAF officer says joint air defense drill sends a deterrent message to "the other side," presumably Iran.

U.S.: Defense Drill with Israel 'a Great Success'

Largest Ever U.S.-Israel Military Exercise

The IDF is set to open on Sunday morning a major military exercise together with U.S. forces stationed in Europe.

Largest Ever U.S.-Israel Military Exercise Begins

U.S. Army Officers in Israel to Prepare for Drill

U.S. army officers have begun arriving in Israel ahead of joint military maneuvers between the countries' armed forces.

U.S. Army Officers in Israel to Prepare for Joint Drill

U.S. Reduces Participation in Drill with Israel

Washington has greatly reduced the scale of U.S. participation in a joint military exercise with Israel as tension continues over Iran.

U.S. Greatly Reduces Participation in Joint Drill with Israel

Postponed Israel-U.S. Drill to be Held in October

The “Austere Challenge 12” anti-missile military exercise, which Israel postponed a week and a half ago, will be held in October.

Postponed Israel-U.S. Drill to be Held in October

US Pressure? Israel Postpones Huge Joint Drill

Israel delays largest-ever anti-missile military drill with the US for “technical” reasons days after Obama pressures Israel over Iran.

US Pressure? Israel Postpones Massive Joint Drill