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Gantz to visit US this week to meet Pentagon chief

Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian is The Times of Israel's military correspondent.

Defense Minister Benny Gantz (L) and US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin meet at the Pentagon on December 9, 2021. (Defense Ministry)
Defense Minister Benny Gantz (L) and US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin meet at the Pentagon on December 9, 2021. (Defense Ministry)

Defense Minister Benny Gantz is heading to the US this week for a meeting with his American counterpart Lloyd Austin, his office says.

Gantz will take off on Wednesday and is slated to meet with the Pentagon chief the next morning (3 p.m. Thursday in Israel).

Also during his trip, the defense minister is expected to meet with bereaved families and other members of the Jewish community in New York and Miami.

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