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July 23, 2012 7:39 am

Israeli-U.S. Defense Cooperation Heightens as Syria Conflict Worsens

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Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta. Photo: wiki commons.

JPost – Israeli-US intelligence and defense ties have reached new heights due to the uprising in Syria and fears the country’s chemical weapons will fall into terrorist hands, defense officials said on Sunday.

The officials denied reports that Israel was under pressure from Washington to refrain from taking unilateral steps – such as military action – to destroy Damascus’s chemical weapons.

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