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Klukie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-18-07 05:38 PM
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Israel, U.S. scale back war game
Mar 18, 2007 JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli and visiting U.S. forces are holding a biennial air-defense exercise this month but on a reduced scale, partly out of reluctance to stoke tensions with Iran, Israeli security sources said on Sunday.

They said the exercise, dubbed Juniper Cobra, this year involves fewer troops and advanced computer simulations rather than live-fire drills of anti-missile systems such as Israel's Arrow-II and the American-made Patriot PAC-3.

http://www.abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory?id=2960707
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Raven Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-18-07 05:40 PM
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1. Interesting! Maybe
a message is getting through...do we dare hope for such a thing!
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Klukie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-18-07 08:52 PM
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3. I don't know.
The whole thing makes me nervous. I would love to know if there is a meaning behind the exercise name Juniper Cobra.
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youngdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-18-07 05:51 PM
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2. We probably don't have enough available forces to field the exercise
and don't want to embarrass ourselves and expose our impotence.
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