The United States and Israel are expected to hold a joint military exercise sometime around October, after postponing it earlier this year, the US chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said on Friday, confirming previous reports that it was back on track.

"We rescheduled it for October-November time frame," US Army General Martin Dempsey said. "I really don't know what the final decision was, but it is our expectation that that's when the event will occur."

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