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Israeli and U.S. forces are holding a joint exercise on defending Israel against missile attack. The biennial drill, “Juniper Cobra,” involves hundreds of U.S. Army and Israel Defense Forces troops and is scheduled to end March 20.

Officials said that unlike in previous years, this time the exercise is entirely virtual, with computers being used to simulate interceptions of hostile missile salvoes. Though officials declined to name the possible threat being trained for, Juniper Cobra comes amid increased concern over Iran’s nuclear program and long-range missiles.

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