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Top US general in Mideast said due in Israel for talks on military cooperation

Marine Gen. Frank McKenzie, the head of US Central Command at Resolute Support headquarters, in Kabul, Afghanistan, on July 12, 2021. (AP Photo/Ahmad Seir)
Marine Gen. Frank McKenzie, the head of US Central Command at Resolute Support headquarters, in Kabul, Afghanistan, on July 12, 2021. (AP Photo/Ahmad Seir)

Gen. Frank McKenzie, head of US Central Command, is due to arrive in Israel tomorrow for talks with top Israeli military officials, according to Hebrew media reports.

McKenzie is expected to meet with IDF Chief of Staff Aviv Kohavi and will also reportedly sit down with Prime Minister Naftali Bennett.

The Ynet news site says that McKenzie, who oversees American military operations in the Middle East, moved up his trip by several weeks to speak with Bennett and Kohavi about military cooperation and “operational coordination” regarding IDF operations in his military theater, which the report notes includes Lebanon, Syria, and Iran.

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