New US defense secretary speaks to Gantz, vows to uphold Israel’s military edge

Defense Minister Benny Gantz speaks with the new US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin.

According to a statement from Gantz’s office, during the conversation, Austin pledged to uphold Israel’s qualitative military edge in the Middle East.

“The defense minister raised before the US defense secretary the need to deal with Iran’s aggression and to ensure that an effective policy is being formulated that will safeguard regional stability,” Gantz’s office says.