Iran’s recent ballistic missiles tests, which have led to concern and consternation in Israel, apparently have the United States military worried as well.
In late February the US military took part in a five day joint military exercise with Israel code named “Juniper Cobra”.
The central focus of the exercise was coordinating responses to a potential ballistic missile attack.
Since then, however, security officials have revealed that the US military has serious concerns about the possibility of missile attacks by Iran, Hezbollah, or Hamas, and is taking additional precautions to protect American assets in Israel.
Speaking to Walla News, these officials said the US is constructing a secret army base in central Israel.
The new base, which is being built in response to the Iranian missile threat, is reportedly designed to withstand ballistic missile attacks.
According to the report the base, which is already in advanced stages of construction, will be fully manned at all times and prepared for emergency situations.
The base is linked to the US army’s radar facility in Dimona.
In March Iran conducted a series of ballistic missile tests, the first since October 2015.
Iran’s ballistic missiles, which are capable of reaching Israel and can be fitting with nuclear warheads, have prompted partial American sanctions, with some American lawmakers calling for harsher measures to punish the Iranian regime.