Biden Sending U.S. To War?

The Biden administration is preparing for the possibility of war against Iran and has formally elevated Israel as one of its military planning partners. The change in Israel’s status has come at a time when the U.S. military has refocused on the ‘war on terror’ in order to combat the threat posed by China, Russia, North Korea, and Iran.

With Israel now being a full-fledged military partner, the U.S. intelligence community has also placed increased emphasis on its Hebrew language program as they want to be able to spy on their number-one Mideast ally.

The Pentagon has noted that Israel is their most prized military and intelligence partner in the region and that they have a lot of combat experience and advanced technologies that could be important. With the end of combat in Afghanistan and Iraq, and with the Trump administration having brokered the Abraham Accords, there is now an opportunity for Israel to become a key regional ally. The accords were key to the establishment of diplomatic relations between Israel and many of its Arab neighbors.

According to a senior intelligence official, Israel is now in a position to “openly cooperate with the [U.S.] military” without necessarily gaining access to American intelligence. The official also said that there were many military plans that could be discussed as part of the alliance including targeting and exchanges. However, this new possible alliance does not mean that the U.S. is not going to continue trying to gather information on Israel’s nuclear arsenal. On the contrary, the efforts within the U.S. have now been doubled for information collection.

President Biden signed a major change of the biennial Unified Command Plan last year, which essentially codified the position that Israel could have in U.S. military planning. The Unified Command Plan as a document determines “every command’s area of operations.”

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