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U.S. - Israel Relationship: Strategic Cooperation
Since its establishment as a state, the reality of life in Israel has forced the small nation to defend itself against constant existential threats. As a result, Israel has become a world leader in designing techniques and technologies for many strategic and military arenas, including homeland security, counter-terrorism and aerial warfare among others. Allied with the United States, the world's lone superpower, Israel has been able to bolster its qualitative military advantage while also providing unequaled support and training for America's armed forces.
Israel and the United States work together to develop training techniques, superior technology and innovative equipment that will lead each nation to protect their homelands and safeguard their citizens to the best of their ability. The two countries work together in counter-terrrosim, aviation and border security, cyber defense, bioterrorism, missile defense and other areas.
Joint cooperation between the U.S. and Israel extends to include intelligence sharing in addition to technology development and troop training. Also, because of its strategic location and its unquestionable reliability as an ally, the U.S. has found Israel to be an ideal place for training, maintenance, and prepositioning of material and supplies.
In the United States, Israeli innovation has helped the American government both decrease its own military spending while still minimizing casualties and maximizing security. Israeli weapon systems such as tactical air drones, unmanned vehicles and planes, navigation and targeting systems and assualt rifles and grenades are currently employed by various levels of American armed forces across the world. Learn more about Israeli weapons systems in the US military, CLICK HERE.
In addition, the United States sends thousands of soldiers each year to train with Israeli forces and learn from their experience in urban warfare and counter-terrorism. These training programs have included ground-based infantry training in Israel's modern counter-terrorism center as well as computer-based battle simulations for naval and air forces. Learn more about joint training and programming between the United States and Israel, CLICK HERE.
For Israel, its strategic alliance with the United States has enabled it to maintain a qualitative advantage over its adversaries in the Middle East while providing its soldiers with state-of-the-art weaponary. America has supported the development of systems such as the Iron Dome, the first successfully used anti-missile system in the world, that Israel employs in the south to protect its cities from the onslaught of rockets fired by Palestinian terrorists in Gaza. The United States has also provided Israel with F-16 fighter planes to equip the Israeli Air Force and it also maintains an emergency weapons stockpile for Israel in the case of another large-scale regional war. For more information on how the United States benefits the Israeli military, CLICK HERE.
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