January 23, 2023

U.S. and Israel Hold Massive Drill

Source: Politico

Journalists: Alexander Ward, Matt Berg

The United States and Israel held a major joint military exercise today, signaling the alliance’s strength to Iran despite concerns over Natanyahu’s new far-right government. The live-fire exercise, named Juniper Oak, included more than 140 U.S. aircraft with fighters, bombers and refueling aircraft.

“It’s hard to overstate how massive an exercise this is,” CNAS’ Jonathan Lord told NatSec Daily. “It certainly sends a message to Iran that the U.S. and Israel are capable of jointly threatening the regime should it continue down the path towards a nuclear weapon.”

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  • Jonathan Lord

    Senior Fellow and Director, Middle East Security Program

    Jonathan Lord is a Senior Fellow and Director of the Middle East Security program at CNAS. Prior to joining CNAS, Lord served as a professional staff member for the House Arme...