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IDF Chief of Staff Kochavi embarks Sunday on first US military visit to discuss Iranian nuclear threat

06/17/2021

Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Chief of General Staff, Lt. Gen. Aviv Kochavi, will depart for his first official military visit to the US on Sunday to talk with his counterparts about the Iranian nuclear threat and other challenges in the region.

Kochavi will be a guest of the the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the United States Armed Forces (CJCS), General Mark A. Milley, and will meet with senior officials in the Department of Defense and the US Armed Forces.

The IDF head will convey common security challenges, including issues related to the Iranian nuclear threat, Iranian regional entrenchment in the Middle East, Hezbollah’s force build-up efforts, and the threat of precise guided missiles (PGM).

A series of additional intelligence cooperation initiatives will also be discussed. The trip is expected to strengthen communication and boost cooperation between the two militaries, the IDF said.

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