In 1981 President Ronald Reagan formally signed the Memorandum of Understanding on Strategic Cooperation as a mutual security pact with Israel. To quote the Memorandum,
This memorandum of understanding reaffirms the common bonds of friendship between the United States and Israel and builds on the mutual security relationship that exists between the two nations. The parties recognize the need to enhance strategic cooperation to deter all threats from the Soviet Union to the region. Noting the longstanding and fruitful cooperation for mutual security that has developed between the two countries, the parties have decided to establish a framework for continued consultation and cooperation to enhance their national security by deterring such threats to the whole region.
The parties have reached the following agreements in order to achieve the above aims.
United States-Israel strategic cooperation, as set forth in this memorandum, is designed against the threat to peace and security of the region caused by the Soviet Union or Soviet-controlled forces from outside the region introduced into the region. It has the following broad purposes:
A. To enable the parties to act cooperatively and in a timely manner to deal with the above-mentioned threat.
B. To provide each other with military assistance for operations of their forces in the area that may be required to cope with this threat.
C. The strategic cooperation between the parties is not directed at any state or group of states within the region. It is intended solely for defensive purposes against the above-mentioned threat.
1. The fields in which strategic cooperation will be carried out to prevent the above-mentioned threat from endangering the security of the region include:
A. Military cooperation between the parties, as may be agreed by the parties.
B. Joint military exercise, including naval and air exercises in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea, as agreed upon by the parties.
C. Cooperation for the establishment and maintenance of joint readiness activities, as agreed upon by the parties.
D. Other areas within the basic scope and purpose of this agreement, as may be jointly agreed.
It is time the Memorandum be realized in Wargame. USA and Israel must act cooperatively in a timely manner to deal with the Soviet threat by military means.