US said to propose ‘joint military planning’ with Israel on Iran, but Jerusalem wary

The Times of Israel reports: “The US recently proposed to Israel that Washington and Jerusalem engage in ‘joint military planning’ vis-a-vis Iran, according to a report Wednesday citing US and Israeli officials.

Axios said the Biden administration had approached Israeli officials in recent weeks with the ‘unprecedented’ proposal that would ‘significantly upgrade US-Israeli military cooperation.’ A US official told the publication that the offer was ‘not about planning any kind of joint US-Israeli strike against Iran’s nuclear program’ and that the planning would mostly center around sharing ‘different contingencies’ and discussing ways to address Iran’s regional activities.

The proposal came up during recent trips to Israel by the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley, Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, and CENTCOM commander Gen. Erik Kurilla, according to the report…”

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