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IDF Conducts First Major Paratroopers Drill In 13 Years
Haaretz ^ | 18 Jan 2012 | Gili Cohen

Posted on 01/18/2012 2:41:59 PM PST by edpc

Some 1,000 Israel Defense Forces paratroopers participated in the Paratroopers Brigade's first complete exercise in 13 years on Tuesday.

The exercise, which took place at a base in southern Israel, came as a result of an IDF decision to reintroduce full-scale drills that mimic military operations, and comes after more than a decade during which paratroopers solely participated in less complicated parachuting practices.

(Excerpt) Read more at haaretz.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: israel; middleeast; military; training
Baram also stated that the reintroduction of full-scale drills is only part of the IDF's overall preparation for potential regional changes.

I'll say. Just look at what's transpired in the region over the last few years.

1 posted on 01/18/2012 2:42:06 PM PST by edpc
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To: edpc

Sending a message to Iran.


2 posted on 01/18/2012 2:48:55 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: edpc

Airborne!


3 posted on 01/18/2012 3:06:56 PM PST by Brownie63
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You know somewhere near that drop zone there have to be some ignorant backward Palestinian yelling;

“It's raining jews, we're all gonna die !!”

4 posted on 01/18/2012 3:27:43 PM PST by maine yankee (I got my Governor at 'Marden's')
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Given the changes in Egypt and the Sinai, makes sense.

5 posted on 01/18/2012 4:08:26 PM PST by SJackson (The Pilgrims¬óDoing the jobs Native Americans wouldn't do !)
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Israel likes to be ready for all eventualities, and that means training.


6 posted on 01/18/2012 5:25:28 PM PST by SunkenCiv (FReep this FReepathon!)
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To: edpc

I know a 23 year old young man who committed his life to be an Israeli and he is a Paratrooper in that unit. We are very proud of his commitment from going from a Midwest College boy to a MAN in the IDF.

G-D Bless Israel.


7 posted on 01/18/2012 8:02:43 PM PST by ncfool (The new USSA - United Socialist States of AmeriKa. Welcome to Obummers world or Obamaville USSA.)
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God Bless Israel.


8 posted on 01/18/2012 10:58:29 PM PST by onedoug
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