US Cuts Mideast Military Drill Short

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US Cuts Mideast Military Drill Short – Defense/Security – News – Israel National News.

A joint military drill sponsored by the United States with several Mideast nations that did not include Israel has suddenly been canceled.

By Chana Ya’ar

First Publish: 5/28/2012, 8:31 PM

 

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A massive joint military drill sponsored by the United States with several Mideast nations – that did not include Israel – has suddenly been canceled.

No reason was given for the abrupt about-face.

Over 12,000 soldiers were taking part in the war games, representing 19 countries, including Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Pakistan, Qatar, Britain, France, Italy, Spain and Australia.

Of those, 6,500 soldiers were from the United States, and 3,500 were from Jordan.

The drill included scenarios in which soldiers were directed to free captives held by terrorists. It also focused on training Jordanian and Saudi service personnel…

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