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Israeli General Says Wargames With U.S. Boost Deterrence

The biggest-ever U.S.-Israeli military exercise, bringing 3,500 American troops to test air-defense systems with 1,000 Israeli solders, should worry Iran and Hamas, an Israeli commander said.

“When you see two professional armed forces such as the U.S. and Israeli air-defense forces working together and practicing together, of course, it’s a message of deterrence,” Brigadier-General Shachar Shohat said yesterday after surveying anti-missile systems brought to Tel Aviv for the wargames. “I hope the other side also understands it like that.”