A Threat to Iran: IDF and US Military Team Up for Joint Drill
The IDF and the US have started another joint drill which is a not-so-veiled threat against Iran, the military announced on Monday, July 10.
The statement by the IDF did not specifically mention the Islamic Republic by name, but mentioned training for situations where there would be conflict "at a distance" – an often-used code phrase for Iran, and noted the use of the KC-46 midair refueling aircraft.
Midair refueling is not necessary for the IDF to strike Gaza, Judea and Samaria, Lebanon, or Syria, but would be necessary for any potential strike on Tehran.
In addition, the statement connected the current joint drill with the Juniper Oak drill in January, which was also clearly a message to the ayatollahs of what offensive power the US and Israel could jointly bring to bear in the event of a conflict or crossing the line with its nuclear program.
Last week, CENTCOM Air Force Chief Lt.-Gen. Alexus Grynkewich told Israeli media that participating in such a joint drill was a clear way to message Iran that the US could still employ significant force in the Middle East, despite drawdowns of troops in various areas. (JPost / VFI News)
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