Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff Joseph Danford. (Photo: AFP)

 

YnetNews: Yossi Yehoshua

 

General Joseph Dunford expected to hold discussions on regional security and an expanded US aid package to Israel.

 

General Joseph Dunford, chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, will visit Israel next week for the first time and will likely discuss security cooperation, Yedioth Ahronoth revealed on Tuesday. 

 

 

The visit was scheduled against the backdrop of the ongoing conflict in Syria and Russia’s entry into the fray, as well as the Iran nuclear agreement.

 

Dunford replaced the outgoing chairman of the Joint Chiefs, Martin Dempsey, around a month ago. Visiting Israel so early on in his position was a deliberate choice.

 

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