What Mark Milley and Israel are preparing in the Middle East?

Top US commander stops in Israel on world tour, amid lingering Iran tensions

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley meets with Defense Minister Gantz, IDF chief Kohavi after visits to Saudi Arabia, UAE, Afghanistan

US Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley stopped in Israel on Thursday during a whirlwind tour of the region, to discuss the threats from Iran facing the Jewish state.

During his two-day visit, Milley met first with IDF Chief of Staff Aviv Kohavi on Thursday night at military headquarters in Tel Aviv, along with a number of other top IDF officers, including the defense attaché to the US, Maj. Gen. Yehuda Fuchs, and the head of the IDF’s Iran Command, Maj. Gen. Tal Kalman

On Friday morning Milley met with Defense Minister Benny Gantz and Kohavi at Gantz’s office in Tel Aviv.

“During the meeting, they discussed the challenges and different changes in the operational situation in the Middle East,” the defense minister’s office said. “Gantz stressed to Milley the importance of continued pressure on the regime in Iran and the IDF’s preparedness for all eventualities in the face of Iran’s regional aggression and nuclear armament.”

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