Not. good. Speculation is rife today on who canceled the exercise and why. Several different scenarios are circulating, including a craven, weak Obama and a lack of trust by a fearful Israel.
Israel, US agree to postpone missile defense exercise Jerusalem Post (hat tip Daniel F)
Israel and the US have agreed to postpone a missile defense exercise billed as the largest ever in the country's history by two or three months.
In recent weeks, the defense establishment held talks with the Pentagon about postponing the drill, which was initially scheduled for April.
Officials refused to elaborate on the reasons behind Israel's request to postrpone the drill, but said they were mostly "technical and logisitical."
The senior official contrasted the administration's posture to that of France and Britain, which he said "are taking a very firm stand and understand sanctions must be imposed immediately."
"In the United States, the Senate passed a resolution, by a majority of 100-to-one, to impose these sanctions, and in the US administration there is hesitation for fear of oil prices rising this year, out of election-year considerations," Yaalon told Israel Radio.
"In that regard, this is certainly a disappointment, for now."