An unnamed source said the military deployment of US anti-missile ships and accompanying support personnel will occur in January and later this spring, Global Research reported.
Commander of the US Third Air Force based in Germany Lt.-Gen Frank Gorenc said it is not just an "exercise," but a "deployment," The Jerusalem Post said.
Washington and Tel Aviv have planned to hold what they call the largest-ever joint military exercise this spring.
The US commander visited Israel two weeks ago to confirm details for “the deployment of several thousand American soldiers to Israel.”
The US General also visited one of Israel's three Iron Dome anti-missile outposts. The Israeli Air Force has announced plans to deploy a fourth Iron Dome system in coming months.
While US troops will be stationed in Israel for an unspecified amount of time, Israeli military personnel will be added to United States European Command (EUCOM) in Germany.
This is while the US is reportedly bringing its Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) and ship-based Aegis ballistic missile systems to Israel.
The White House has resumed its anti-Iran war rhetoric after the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) released a report in November, in which Tehran was accused of conducting activities related to developing nuclear weapons. Iran strongly dismissed the allegations.
US analyst Robert Parry said the documentary evidence showed that IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano was installed with the support of the US and that he privately indicated to US and Israeli officials that he would help advance their goals regarding Iran.
In December, Iran's Navy launched massive 10-day military drills in the strategic Strait of Hormuz to show that the country is ready to defend itself against any attack.
"We wanted to send this message to certain powers that Iran is always prepared to defend itself against foreign aggression," Iran's Navy Deputy Commander Admiral Amir Rastegari told Press TV.
Meanwhile, US President Barack Obama on Saturday signed into law fresh economic sanctions, targeting Iran's Central Bank and financial sector.
Anti-Iran measures provoked by the US and Israel are aimed to deny Iran's right of having peaceful nuclear program.
Tehran, as a signatory to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and a member of the IAEA, has repeatedly stated that its nuclear activities are solely for civilian purposes.
The Pentagon, however, still insists that it has no plans to withdraw American warships from the region. Iran has long accused the US of adopting hostile policies.
Press TV talks with James Morris, a political commentator in Los Angeles, to get his insight on the issue. Below is an approximate transcription of the interview:
Press TV: Oil prices have gone up following the recent rhetoric exchanged by Iran and the United States. For how long can the US afford to do this given its economic crisis, especially its debt dilemma?
Morris: Hello and thank you for having me back on Press TV in such dangerous times. I'd, first of all, like to say that I am America first patriot and I do not want to see any Americans die or get horribly wounded in a war for Israel against Iran, like we saw in Iraq. But I felt compelled to come on the air today and I appreciate your invitation for me to do so to explain why we are facing what we are facing with regard to a possible war with Iran which could be manifested into a wider war in the region which could even become the next world war if Russia and China get involved. It is very dangerous and that is why I was compelled to come on the air with you today.
The bottom line is the pro-Israeli lobby in America, AIPAC, the neo-conservatives which are the vanguard of that lobby have been pushing these sanctions against the Iranian regime and the bottom line to that is not the nuclear program because we see Israel with 200 to 400 nuclear weapons that they won't open up to inspection by the IAEA.
What this war, if it comes, and by the look of it, it looks like it is going to come and please with the aircraft carrier Stennis coming back in the [Persian] Gulf, do not give the Zionists what they are looking for to start a war against Iran. I know you all have to be on the lookout for a possible USS Liberty incident with the Israelis could stage an attack against an American ship to draw the US into war against Iran.
We have to be aware of that as well when Israel murdered 34 American sailors on marines on the USS Liberty on June 8, 1967 and tried to blame it on Egypt to get us into a war against Egypt which could have led to a world war as well back then. So we have to be on guard against that.
But the bottom line here is that the Zionist lobby in America has pushed these sanctions against the Iranian regime and it is taking us to the brink of a war; it is driving up the oil prices, as you just said. In fact, Congressman Ron Paul, if you go to my blog USHijacked.com which is also america-hijacked.com, he is saying that any of these sanctions that are being pushed for against Iran are acts of war and that the Iranians have the right to self-defense.
It is imperative that the world wakes up to this to see what these Israel firsters, American Israeli Public Affairs Committee [AIPAC], the neo-conservatives which own the US Congress; they own the Republican party, they are pushing us to war and it is utterly unacceptable for patriotic Americans who put America first, like myself.
Press TV: With the talk of these threats about a war between Iran and America, the question is how ready militarily is the United States for another war after Iraq and Afghanistan?
Morris: You have to realize the US has a very potent and formidable air force and its navy is the best in the world and I am glad for that. Like I said, I am a patriotic American who puts America first. But I just do not like to see the American navy, the American air force and US troops which are being repositioned out of Iraq; there are still 17 thousand personnel in Iraq, contractors or not, but Americans troops have been repositioned out of Iraq and they are basically going to be staged in Kuwait for a coming war with Iran.
So we have to realize that, yes, even though troops have been removed from Iraq and the American military stretched all over the world, that is what Ron Paul has so accurately said, that America is going broke and we need to bring those troops home to defend American borders instead.
But they are also, the American air force, like I said, is very formidable and that is still in full effect and also the American navy and they can bomb Iran into the stone age if a war breaks out. Please the Zionists in America, the Israel firsters, would like nothing more than for your country to attack an American war ship, the aircraft carrier Stennis or any other American ship to set the stage for war and it will be all over the pro-Israel biased media here saying Iran has attacked an American ship and we have got to retaliate.
No mentions will be made about the sanctions that have been imposed on Iran by the pro-Israeli lobby here which actually took this situation to the brink of war. It is utterly unacceptable. Again, go to USHijacked.com, look at the recent posts at the top there and please do not let a USS Liberty incident get us involved in war as well. The Israelis got away with that attack and they very well could try to pull another one to get us into a war between Iran and America.