Sunday, July 20, 2008

IDF Chief in Washington

Lt. Gen. Ashkenazi and Adm. Mullen
AP File Photo

Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi is currently visiting Washington. The Jerusalem Post reported today that Gen. Ashkenazi’s week-long visit to Washington centers on the Iranian nuclear program.

Ashkenazi is holding talks with Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Michael Mullen, Vice President Dick Cheney and National Security Adviser Stephen Hadley, as well as top members of the Senate Arms Services Committee and senior US intelligence officials

Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak is to visit Washington early August.

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