January 31, 2024
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Joint Staff Spokesperson Navy Capt. Jereal Dorsey provided the following readout:
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. CQ Brown, Jr., spoke with Chief of the Israeli General Staff Lt. Gen. Herzi Halevi today by video teleconference.
The leaders continued discussions on the current security environment in the Middle East, including ongoing operations in Gaza in response to Hamas’ terrorist attacks. Gen. Brown also reiterated U.S. emphasis on protection of civilians, unfettered access for delivery of humanitarian aid to civilians in Gaza, and the importance of planning for post-conflict conditions.
This was the ninth time the two military leaders either have spoken by phone, video teleconference or met in person since Gen. Brown became Chairman.
The United States and Israel enjoy strong military-to-military ties as key partners committed to peace and security throughout the Middle East.
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