Israeli, US Militaries Simulate Ship Hijacking Amid Tensions
|08/20/2019||Posted by BusinessMediaguide.Com under General World News||
Israel’s military says it has conducted a joint exercise with U.S. Special Forces simulating the retaking of a hijacked ship.
The drill, held last Wednesday, comes amid heightened tensions between the U.S. and Iran in the Persian Gulf and efforts by the Trump administration to set up a naval security mission to protect shipping in the Strait of Hormuz.
The military said Tuesday that the two militaries “exercised regaining control of a hijacked ship and extracting forces from enemy territory.” The army said the drill had no connection to recent events and was planned as part of its annual training plan.
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