In 5742 Eretz Yisroel and the United States came to an agreement to cooperate with Eretz Yisroel against Soviet and any Soviet controlled forces posing a threat to the area.
The document provided for joint naval and air military exercises in the Eastern Mediterranean, as well as for the establishment and maintenance of ''joint readiness activities'' and ''military cooperation.'' among the working groups to be set up was the research and development in military infrastructure.
A short time after, the Rebbe spoke out about it.
ש”פ וישלח תשמ”ב מח-מט