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How the U.S. Forged a Fragile Middle Eastern Alliance to Repel Iran’s Israel Attack

Posted on AllSides April 15th, 2024
From The Center
Middle East, Israel, Iran, United States
ISRAEL DEFENSE FORCES/REUTERS

As hundreds of Iranian drones and missiles winged across the Middle East Saturday night, a defensive line of radars, jet fighters, warships and air-defense batteries from Israel, the U.S. and a half dozen other countries was already activated against the long-feared attack from Iran.

Almost nothing got through to Israel. 

The formidable display of collective defense was the culmination of a decades-old but elusive U.S. goal to forge closer military ties between Israel and its longtime Arab adversaries in an effort to counter a growing common threat from Iran.

But the U.S.-led effort to protect Israel in...

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