The Gold Standard: U.S. - Israel Military Relations

The Gold Standard: U.S. - Israel Military Relations

The Gold Standard: U.S. – Israel Military Relations

Click here to read a recent piece from our AFPI journal from Brig. Gen. Blaine D. Holt.

Blaine Holt is a brigadier general in the U.S. Air Force and is a former military fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations

Abstract: There is no more cohesive military-to-military relationship than the one cultivated, over many years, by the United States and Israel. What began with a trickle after America's official recognition of the Jewish state in 1948 stands today as a deeply integrated and highly capable enmeshment of forces; in addition, the two nations have enviable industrial might, bolstering the two defense establishments that support their respective militaries. Regional security and relative stability as well as game-changing technologies are some of the important products that support the vital inter-relationship of both countries. Although many strategic factors that underpin the relationship are in flux, the military relationship remains strong and is well-positioned to be advanced to the next level with careful policy choices now.

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