Monday, October 19, 2015

US military chief reaffirms strong defense ties in first visit to Israel

Less than three weeks into his tenure as chairman of the United States’ Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Joseph “Fightin’ Joe” Dunford arrived in Israel late Saturday night,as the countries look to resume full-fledged defense ties previously dented by tensions surrounding the Iranian nuclear deal.

This is Dunford’s first visit to Israel and his first overseas visit since taking over for Gen. Martin Dempsey on October 1. With increased diplomatic tensions between the US and Israel, Dunford’s visit is an explicit attempt to reaffirm the military relationship between the two countries.  (READ MORE)