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November 4, 2015 5:44 am

US Defense Secretary Carter Says Israeli Innovation Has Saved the Lives of American Soldiers

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US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said Israeli innovations in the military domain saved many American lives. Photo: DoD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo.

US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said Israeli innovation has saved many American lives. Photo: DoD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo.

Last week, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu dispatched his defense chief, Moshe “Bogie” Ya’alon, to Washington, to help smooth the way for his own visit next week, which will be his first since President Barack Obama defeated his counterproductive campaign to sink the Iran nuclear agreement.

Those who follow Israeli politics, and who have tracked the downs (no substantial ups have been visible lately) in the relationship between Netanyahu and Obama, know that tasking the almost comically un-smooth Ya’alon, an ex-commando and dairy farmer, with a delicate diplomatic mission was a risky proposition.

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