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Defense News

As Israel Bureau chief for Defense News, Barbara Opall-Rome specializes in US-Israel strategic cooperation; Israeli defense spending and military modernization; the Israeli defense, cyber and homeland security industries; and the impact of Israeli foreign policy on regional security.

Likening war-wracked Syria to a “cemetery of the good, the bad and the ugly,” Israel’s military intelligence chief warned of “slim” prospects for the type of diplomatic settlement sought by members of the 17-nation International Syria Support Group.
A US-funded partnership between Jordan and Raytheon is entering the final phase of a nearly $100 million program to guard the Hashemite Kingdom against infiltrators from the Islamic State group and other extremist organizations operating beyond its border with Syria and Iraq
PALESTINE LEADER MAHMOUD ABBAS INSISTS THE AUTHORITY HE HEADS WILL SURVIVE TO SEE THE RISE OF A SOVEREIGN STATE ALONGSIDE ISRAEL
Israel's security situation going into annual defense budget debates is extraordinarily example example example
The chemical threat from Syria has plunged over the past year to the point that Israeli
With relations between US and Israeli leaders plunging to an all-time low, US President Barack Obama
Project Snake Pit is the name of Israel's secret weapon first employed in the final stages
Israeli Tunnel Blaster Targets Threats From Gaza Strip
A three-day, closed-door conference attended by eight top NATO air defense
Israeli, Greek and US naval forces are wrapping up a two-week annual exercise aimed at honing maritime proficiencies
Israel’s first cadre of F-35 pilots are headed next month to the United States to begin simulator and ground-based training on the new stealth fighter, the first two of which are scheduled to arrive here by the end of the year
Whoever thinks the F-35 or other heavily armed fighter jets are no longer relevant for urban combat
Israel’s new, actively protected heavy combat vehicle for engineering missions passed another critical milestone Wednesday with its first platoon-level operational test against anti-tank missile berms
Israel's Ministry of Defense began testing combat engineering versions of a heavy troop carrier called the Namer.
Uniformed officers from nearly a dozen countries and hundreds of Israeli defense and industry representatives convened
An international war game played out here on Monday showed how a single cyber attack aimed at discrediting Iran
Israel's Defense Ministry has awarded Elbit Systems rights to develop the next generation of the Israeli Army's digital C4I network
Leaks from last summer's Gaza war dramatize the forces at play here when democracy and commitment to international law
Israeli Tunnel Blaster Targets Threats From Gaza Strip