Israeli Defense Minister Gantz Meets With U.S. CENTCOM Commander McKenzie
Defense Minister Benny Gantz met with Commander of the United States Central Command, General Kenneth F. McKenzie, Jr. on Friday in Tel Aviv.
This was the first meeting between the two since the announcement that US military overview of Israel would be moved to CENTCOM earlier this month.
Gantz told McKenzie that now, as part of CENTCOM, Israel can deepen cooperation with new regional partners and broaden operative horizons even further.
The Minister, joined by IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Aviv Kochavi briefed General McKenzie on Israel’s current defense policy.
The two further reviewed the defense priorities and challenges shared by the two militaries, including regional threats, chiefly Iran.
The Defense Ministry said that Gantz expressed his appreciation for Israel’s move to CENTCOM, saying, “This shift will afford Israel opportunity to deepen cooperation with new regional partners and broaden operative horizons.”
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