IDF Chief of General Staff Benny Gantz_311.
(photo credit: IDF Spokesperson)
IDF Chief of General Staff Lt.-Gen. Benny Gantz flew to
Brussels Tuesday morning, to attend the annual meeting of NATO military chiefs. Gantz
will address the crowd and discuss Israel's security challenges,
including Hamas in Gaza, Hezbollah in Lebanon and the Iranian nuclear
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Gantz will stress the need to coordinate between
various countries to work together to counter the growing threat of
terrorism around the world.
Gantz has scheduled meetings with the commander of the US military's
European Command (EUCOM) Adm. James G. Stavridis. Earlier in the week,
the IDF and EUCOM announced that they were postponing a large-scale
missile defense drill that was scheduled for April and will now likely
be held sometime in late 2012.
Gantz will also meet with Britain's Chief of Staff General Sir David
Richards, Russia military chief Nikolai Makarov, as well as the chiefs
of staff of France, Spain, Italy, Australia, Canada, Greece and Poland.
This is Gantz's first trip overseas since he was appointed chief of staff in February.