Israel’s Top General Is Confused. He’s Not Joe Biden’s National Security Adviser

By attacking the United States' still-unformulated Iran policy, IDF chief Aviv Kochavi is ingratiating himself with Netanyahu – and irritating the new White House

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In a normal, constitutionally-functioning democracy, where civil-military relations are clear and the chain of command is respected, the IDF Chief of the General Staff, Lt. Gen. Aviv Kochavi, would have been summoned Tuesday night to the prime minister’s office.

There, Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Benny Gantz would have severely reprimanded him and instructed him to find the opportunity to retract his remarks on the United States’ Iran policy. A policy which, by the way, doesn’t even exist yet.

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