U.S. establishes permanent radar site in Israel to watchIran
Matthew Fisher, Canwest News Service
Published: Sunday, September 28
JERUSALEM - The Yanks have landed in Israel.
For the first time in the Jewish state's 60-year history, the U.S. has established a permanent military presence here, according to Defense News.
About 120 American troops have arrived in the Negev Desert to set up an early warning radar that will track missiles launched in Iran, the authoritative U.S.-based weekly says in its current issue.
U.S. Deploys Radar, Troops To Israel
By gayle s. putrich
Published: 26 Sep 12:14 EDT (16:14 GMT)
U.S. European Command (EUCOM) has deployed to Israel a high-powered X-band radar and the supporting people and equipment needed for coordinated defense against Iranian missile attack, marking the first permanent U.S. military presence on Israeli soil.