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Israel announces first permanent US military facility

19 September 2017

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) announced on 18 September that the first permanent US military facility has been established in Israel.

The IDF said the facility at the Israeli Air Force’s (IAF’s) Aerial Defense Academy in southern Israel will house dozens of US soldiers who will be permanently stationed there as part of a task force. “The facility will provide a space for the IAF and American task force to improve detection, interception, and deployment in aerial defence, while strengthening co-operation,” it added.

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