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US, Israel, UAE, Bahrain in first joint naval drill, commanded from Egyptian Red Sea base


November 13, 2021

The first publicly acknowledged naval exercise between the United States, Israel and two Gulf Arab countries began on Wednesday, Nov. 10 in the Red Sea. Forces from the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Israel and the United States Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT) are focusing on maritime “visit, board, search and seizure tactics” and will “enhance interoperability” between the four participating navies, Vice Adm. Brad Cooper, commander of the US 5thFleet and Combined Maritime Forces US Navy’s 5th Fleet, said in a statement on Thursday.

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