Israeli Defense Forces Brig. Gen. Zvika Haimovich, right, and U.S. Maj. Gen. John L. Gronski sign an agreement during a ceremony at the Bislach Air Base, near Mitzpe Ramon, Monday, Sept. 18, 2017. Israel and the United States announced plans Monday to open the first American air base in the Jewish state -- a facility that will aim to bolster Israel's aerial defenses. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
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US Opens First Military Base In Israel, Adding To Over 800 Worldwide

The new base adds to the U.S. garrison of the world, which accounts for some 800 military bases on soil other than its own.