Yesterday, January 8, 2015, during his visit to Washington DC, Lt. Gen. Benjamin “Benny” Gantz, IDF (Zahal) Chief of The General Staff, took part in several gatherings and meetings as the official guest of Gen. Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He was welcomed by an official honor guard at the Pentagon. Over the course of their meetings, Lt. Gen. Gantz and General Dempsey discussed regional changes, Israel’s strategic challenges and insights from Lt. Gen. Gantz’s tenure and years of close cooperation between the two militaries.

In addition, Mr. Chuck Hagel, the United States Secretary of Defense, held a meeting with Lt. Gen. Gantz during which the two discussed strategic military cooperation and the close relationship between the Israel Defense Forces and the United States Armed Forces. 

IDF Chief of Staff Meets With Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Martin Dempsey