I will post a number of links, so read on.
First we will start at the Jerusalem Post
Israel is moving forward with plans to hold the largest-ever missile defense exercise in its history this spring amid Iranian efforts to obtain nuclear weapons.Also here
Last week, Lt.-Gen. Frank Gorenc, commander of the US’s Third Air Force based in Germany, visited Israel to finalize plans for the upcoming drill, expected to see the deployment of several thousand American soldiers in Israel.
The drill, which is unprecedented in its size, will include the establishment of US command posts in Israel and IDF command posts at EUCOM headquarters in Germany – with the ultimate goal of establishing joint task forces in the event of a large-scale conflict in the Middle East.
The US will also bring its THAAD (Terminal High Altitude Area Defense) and ship based Aegis ballistic missile defense systems to Israel to simulate the interception of missile salvos against Israel.
The American systems will work in conjunction with Israel’s missile defense systems – the Arrow, Patriot and Iron Dome.
Gorenc came to Israel for talks with Brig.-Gen. Doron Gavish, commander of the Air Force’s Air Defense Division.
Clearly this is a factor in the present day happenings in Syria and Iran.
Going back to an article from September of last year or maybe not?
U.S. European Command (EUCOM) has deployed to Israel a high-powered X-band radar and the supporting people and equipment needed for coordinated defense against Iranian missile attack, marking the first permanent U.S. military presence on Israeli soil.
More than a dozen aircraft, including C-5s and C-17s, helped with the Sept. 21 delivery of the AN/TPY-2 Transportable Radar Surveillance/Forward Based X-band Transportable (FBX-T), its ancillary components and some 120 EUCOM personnel to Israel's Nevatim Air Base southeast of Beersheba, said sources here and in Stuttgart, Germany.
EUCOM has repeatedly deployed troops and Patriot air defense batteries for joint exercises and Iraq-related wartime contingencies, but has never before permanently deployed troops on Israeli soil.
A EUCOM spokesman declined to comment. MDA officials referred to the U.S. State Department, which did not provide comment by press time.
Going back even further this site is reporting this news in 2008.
The source for this piece is the article linked above, so......
This demonstrates long term planning on the part of the US/Israel/NATO world army.
As if there was any doubt?
It is also interesting to think about the fact that after the troops and radar were all ready in place the so called "Arab Springs" broke out.
With their obvious destabilization agenda playing right into the hands of the US and Israel!
Edited to add this video.
What is being referenced in this video by William Engdahl is of course the US/Israeli plans for Redrawing the Middle East
"The term “New Middle East” was introduced to the world in June 2006 in Tel Aviv by U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice (who was credited by the Western media for coining the term) in replacement of the older and more imposing term, the “Greater Middle East.”
Because it isn't a coincidence that this initiative was announced in Tel Aviv...
Interesting map in the above article.
Back to US troops and Radar in Israel-
The deployment is believed to be part of the Bush Administration's compensation to Israel for not backing an Israeli military strike on Iran's nuclear facilities.
According to reports last week, Israel wanted to attack Iran as early as May of this year, but was denied the needed support from Washington. The Bush White House also reportedly turned down a later request for a flight corridor through Iraqi airspace.
The US did, however, approve the recent sale of 1,000 advanced bunker buster bombs to Israel, which will significantly improve the ability of the Israeli air force to carry out a successful raid on Iranian targets.
Are US troops in the Golan Heights? Have they been for some time now?
Something else to think about?