U.S. Army Studying Israeli Counterterror Tactics

(August 2004)

U.S. Army units are undergoing training in the special anti-terror school located in the Adam base near Modi'in to improve their skills and learn firsthand tactics adopted by the IDF in urban and guerilla warfare in the West Bank and Gaza. After completing their training, the units will return to Iraq. U.S. officials denied the report of U.S. forces in Israel.

In November 2003, U.S. generals visited Israel to study tactics adopted by the IDF in its ongoing war against terror. U.S. Army officials later adopted the IDF's policy of demolishing houses belonging to terrorists suspected of attacking US troops in Iraq, set up checkpoints similar to those in the West Bank, deployed sniffer dogs to seek out explosives, and in a number of cases arrested relatives of terror suspects to glean information. .

Source: Jerusalem Post, (August 18, 2004)