vrijdag 25 mei 2012

Retired American Generals and Admirals Visit Israel

A delegation of retired American generals and admirals visited Israel this month in order to meet with senior political and military officials, understand the security challenges that Israel faces and learn more about the U.S.-Israel strategic alliance.

The delegation was organized by JINSA, the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs. The retired U.S. officers visited all of Israel’s borders and were briefed by senior IDF commanders on all fronts.
Here are a few photos from their trip:

Lt. Tiran, commander of the anti-guerilla warfare unit in the Northern Command, briefs the JINSA delegation on Hezbollah in Lebanon
JINSA - Noam Tibon
Maj. Gen. Noam Tibon, commander of the IDF Northern Division, briefs the delegation on lessons learned from the Second Lebanon War and how the IDF is staying ready

The commander of the IDF Galilee Division discusses his day-to-day responsibilities in the region
JINSA - Group Photo
The retired American generals and admirals stood at all of Israel's borders in order to better understand the security challenges that the IDF faces every day
JINSA - Group Photo
The JINSA delegation stands for a group photo on an IDF ship
JINSA - Group Photo
IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz (front row, center) takes a group photo with the retired U.S. generals and admirals after hosting a meeting with them