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Israeli, US military officials discuss plans in case of escalation on northern border — report

During a series of meetings between senior Israel Defense Forces officers and a visiting delegation of officers from the US Central Command, joint action plans for intelligence, air defense and logistical assistance were discussed, the Haaretz daily reports.

IDF chief Aviv Kohavi briefed the senior officials “on the joint operational challenges of both militaries and opportunities for expanding the network of security cooperation in the Middle East,” the military said.

According to Haaretz, each side presented its perspective on the possible events and the dilemmas it would face, as well as emergency cooperation, in the event of an escalation.

The newspaper says there was no discussion of the possibility of direct US involvement in Israeli strikes on the Lebanese Hezbollah terror group.

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