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In call with Gallant:

Sec. Austin reaffirms 'goal of regional stability'

US Secretary of Defense and Defense Minister speak for the fourth time in recent days, amid speculation that Israel plans to retaliate for Iranian attack.

Sec. Austin reaffirms 'goal of regional stability'

Austin to Gallant:

'We'll continue to take action to defend Israel and US personnel'

US Defense Secretary and Defense Minister speak, for the third time this weekend, after Iran's attack on Israel.

'We'll continue to take action to defend Israel and US personnel'

US Defense Sec:

'We intercepted dozens of UAVs, missiles launched at Israel'

Secretary Lloyd Austin criticizes Iranian regime after Iran launches hundreds of drones and missiles at Israel overnight.

'We intercepted dozens of UAVs, missiles launched at Israel'

Austin to Gallant:

'Notify us in advance of response to Iranian attack'

Meanwhile, US officials tell NBC News that there is concern in Washington that Israel could do something quickly in response to Iran’s attacks without thinking through potential fallout afterward.

'Notify us in advance of response to Iranian attack'

Austin to Gallant:

'Israel can count on full US support to defend itself'

Pentagon Press Secretary says Secretary of Defense Austin reiterated to Defense Minister Gallant “ironclad US support for Israel's defense in the face of growing threats from Iran and its regional proxies.”

'Israel can count on full US support to defend itself'

Gallant to Austin:

'Direct Iranian attack will require appropriate Israeli response'

The Minister and Secretary discussed readiness for an Iranian attack against the State of Israel, which could lead to regional escalation.

'Direct Iranian attack will require appropriate Israeli response'

US, Israeli, defense officials discuss Iranian threat, hostages

Defense Min. Gallant and US Sec. of Defense Austin hold call stressing efforts to release remaining hostages, potential scenarios for war with Iran.

US, Israeli, defense officials discuss Iranian threat, hostages

Gallant briefs US on deaths of Gaza aid workers

Defense Min. Yoav Gallant briefs US Defense Sec. Lloyd Austin on incident which led to deaths of World Central Kitchen employees, notes daily Iranian attacks on Israel.

Gallant briefs US on deaths of Gaza aid workers

Austin to Gallant:

'Take steps to protect aid workers and civilians in Gaza'

Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin expresses outrage in conversation with Defense Minister Yoav Gallant following Israeli air strike in Gaza in which aid workers from World Central Kitchen were killed.

'Take steps to protect aid workers and civilians in Gaza'

Gallant:

'We share 100% of the values with the United States'

Gallant tells reporters after meeting with Lloyd Austin that he stressed the importance of US ties to Israel's security.

'We share 100% of the values with the United States'

Austin to Gallant:

No to Rafah operation without ensuring civilians' safety

Pentagon Press Secretary summarizes meeting between Austin and Gallant: The Secretary stressed that the United States and Israel have a moral imperative and a shared strategic interest in safeguarding civilians.

No to Rafah operation without ensuring civilians' safety

Gallant to Austin:

'Hostage negotiations require us to up military pressure'

Defense Minister meets US Defense Secretary in the Pentagon to discuss war against Hamas, says negotiations for a hostage deal require military pressure on Hamas to make a deal.

'Hostage negotiations require us to up military pressure'

Defense Minister to take off for official US visit

Defense Min. Yoav Gallant to pay official visit to US Sec. of Defense Lloyd Austin, discussing hostage release, defense cooperation.

Defense Minister to take off for official US visit

Pentagon official:

US Defense Secretary to host Gallant next week

Pentagon official says Secretary Lloyd Austin will host Defense Minister Yoav Gallant next week for a bilateral meeting at the US Defense Department.

US Defense Secretary to host Gallant next week

Defense Min. to Lloyd Austin:

Military efforts to intensify to bring back hostages

Israel working to intercept sources of tangible and digital currency transferred to Hamas, Defense Min. Yoav Gallant tells US Sec. of Defense Lloyd Austin.

Military efforts to intensify to bring back hostages

Defense Min. to Lloyd Austin:

Israel won't tolerate threats against its citizens

Defense Min. Gallant briefs US Defense Sec. Austin on progress of Israel-Hamas war, importance of international pressure in securing hostages' freedom.

Israel won't tolerate threats against its citizens

Pentagon review:

No ill intent on Austin's hospitalization

Pentagon releases results of review that found no attempt to hide Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin’s secret hospitalizations in December and January.

No ill intent on Austin's hospitalization

Gallant briefs US Defense Secretary on war progress

Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant called USA Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin last night to discuss the war in Gaza.

Gallant briefs US Defense Secretary on war progress

Defense Min.:

'Israel won't tolerate attacks on its citizens'

Defense Min. Yoav Gallant speaks with US Defense Sec. Lloyd Austin about military operations in Gaza, rescue of hostages, and tensions on Israel's northern border.

'Israel won't tolerate attacks on its citizens'

Resumes full duties

US Defense Secretary released from hospital

Defense Department announces Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has been released from the hospital after being treated for a bladder issue.

US Defense Secretary released from hospital

US Defense Secretary treated for bladder issues

US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin will miss a trip to Brussels while recovering from the procedure.

US Defense Secretary treated for bladder issues

One month later:

US Secretary of Defense hospitalized again

Pentagon says Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has been hospitalized "for symptoms suggesting an emergent bladder issue", one month after he was hospitalized for cancer treatment.

US Secretary of Defense hospitalized again

Defense Min.:

Condolences on deaths of 5 US Marines

Defense Min. Gallant briefs US Defense Sec. Austin on progress in war against Hamas, as well as terror group's weapons stockpiles, funds, and other findings.

Condolences on deaths of 5 US Marines

US Defense Secretary:

'Time to further disable the Iran-backed militias'

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin says the US is preparing to take significant action in response to the deaths of three service members in Jordan.

'Time to further disable the Iran-backed militias'

Defense Min. Gallant to Lloyd Austin:

US pressure important to bring hostages home

Defense Min. Yoav Gallant briefs US Sec. Lloyd Austin on progress in dismantling Hamas, urges, 'US pressure important in efforts to return the hostages home.'

US pressure important to bring hostages home

Iraq:

US strikes facilities used by pro-Iranian militias

US targets three facilities used by Iranian-backed Kataib Hezbollah and other Tehran-affiliated groups in Iraq.

US strikes facilities used by pro-Iranian militias

Gallant to Austin:

'Israel determined to fight until Hamas eliminated'

Israeli Defense Minister speaks to US Defense Secretary of progress of war against Hamas, need to address ongoing threat by Hezbollah in the north.

'Israel determined to fight until Hamas eliminated'

US Defense Secretary released from hospital

Secretary Lloyd Austin's sudden absence due to prostate cancer treatment was not explained to other top officials for several days, and has left many in Washington displeased.

US Defense Secretary released from hospital

White House:

'Biden didn't know Austin had cancer until today'

White House says Biden did not learn that his Defense Secretary had prostate cancer until the news of the diagnosis was disclosed to the public.

'Biden didn't know Austin had cancer until today'

US Defense Sec. Lloyd Austin treated for cancer

Walter Reed Military Medical Center reveals what surgery US Secretary of Defense underwent that led to his hospitalization last week.

US Defense Sec. Lloyd Austin treated for cancer

After hospitalization saga:

Republican lawmaker seeks to impeach Austin

Rep. Matt Rosendale says he is introducing articles of impeachment against Defense Secretary.

Republican lawmaker seeks to impeach Austin

Report:

Austin's deputy didn't know of his hospitalization

Deputy Secretary of Defense Kathleen Hicks assumed Austin's duties without knowing he had been hospitalized, according to CNN.

Austin's deputy didn't know of his hospitalization

Uproar in US:

Sec. Austin was hospitalized, Biden wasn't told for days

Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin was hospitalized on New Year's Eve, but officials in the White House didn't learn about it until Thursday.

Sec. Austin was hospitalized, Biden wasn't told for days

Defense Min. discusses regional threats with US counterpart

US Sec. of Defense Lloyd Austin reiterates US resolve to ensure Hamas can no longer threaten Israel's security.

Defense Min. discusses regional threats with US counterpart

Request rejected:

Israel asked for fighter helicopters - the US said no

Report: Israel requested additional Apache helicopters to relieve burden on IAF squadrons - and the US said no.

Israel asked for fighter helicopters - the US said no

Austin and French counterpart:

'Houthi attacks a significant problem that must be addressed'

US Secretary of Defense and French counterpart discuss continued attacks on shipping vessels in the Red Sea by Yemen's Houthis.

'Houthi attacks a significant problem that must be addressed'

Report:

Israel demands Hezbollah be pushed 6 miles from border

Attacks by Lebanese terror org. were one of the main issues discussed during meeting between US Defense Sec. Austin, Gallant, and Netanyahu.

Israel demands Hezbollah be pushed 6 miles from border

US officially announces task force to deal with Houthi attacks

The United Kingdom, Bahrain, Canada, France, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Seychelles and Spain will join the US in the new mission.

US officially announces task force to deal with Houthi attacks

Gallant to US Defense Sec:

'Israel's victory is the victory of the free world'

Defense Minister Yoav Gallant holds joint press conference with Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin. 'Hostages are most humanitarian issue.'

'Israel's victory is the victory of the free world'

USA assembling international force to protect Red Sea shipping

A new report claims that the Pentagon will soon launch a multinational task force to protect shipping in the Red Sea from Houthi attacks.

USA assembling international force to protect Red Sea shipping

Netanyahu to US Def. Sec.

'We're fighting a war of civilization against barbarism'

PM says Israel's war against Hamas is also America's war because the US leads the forces of civilization.

'We're fighting a war of civilization against barbarism'

US Defense Sec. holds meeting with Defense Min. Gallant

US Defense Sec. Lloyd Austin lands in Israel, meets with Defense Min. Gallant and top officials in Israel's defense establishment.

US Defense Sec. holds meeting with Defense Min. Gallant

During Israel visit:

Austin to push Israel to define 'milestones' for Gaza war

Senior US defense official says Defense Secretary plans to press Israel on how to move through the different phases of its campaign in Gaza.

Austin to push Israel to define 'milestones' for Gaza war

Sec. Austin leaves for Israel:

'I will underscore US commitments to regional security'

US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin will also visit Bahrain and Qatar and will make a stop at the USS Ford.

'I will underscore US commitments to regional security'

US Defense Secretary:

'The US will remain Israel’s closest friend in the world'

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin warns Iran against attacking US personnel in the Middle East: These attacks must stop.

'The US will remain Israel’s closest friend in the world'

Third time in recent weeks:

US military strikes targets affiliated with Iran in Syria

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin says US military struck training facility and safe house used by IRGC and Iran-affiliated groups in Syria.

US military strikes targets affiliated with Iran in Syria

Austin, Gallant discuss US security assistance in phone call

Pentagon says Secretary of Defense spoke to Minister of Defense to receive updates on the war against Hamas.

Austin, Gallant discuss US security assistance in phone call

Secretary Austin:

Ground offensive 'is extremely difficult, goes at a slow pace'

The US Secretary of Defense explained that the Gaza tunnel system makes operation more difficult than that against ISIS.

Ground offensive 'is extremely difficult, goes at a slow pace'

Amid escalation with Iran:

US to send additional air defense systems to Middle East

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin orders series of additional steps to strengthen US posture in the region.

US to send additional air defense systems to Middle East

US Defense Sec'y to Gallant:

'US committed to expediting assistance to Israel'

US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and Defense Minister Yoav Gallant discuss Israel's operations against Hamas.

'US committed to expediting assistance to Israel'

Gallant:

'Fortitude is in every Jew's DNA'

Gallant said that the war will be long, tough, and there will be a price, "but we will win."

'Fortitude is in every Jew's DNA'

US Defense Sec. Lloyd Austin arrives in Israel, meets Israeli DM

Defense Minister Yoav Galant and US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin are currently meeting at the command center in Tel Aviv.

US Defense Sec. Lloyd Austin arrives in Israel, meets Israeli DM

Gallant holds second update with US Defense Secretary

Israel's Defense Minister spoke with his United States counterpart for the second time since the beginning of the war this evening.

Gallant holds second update with US Defense Secretary

Defense Min. Gallant receives invite for official US visit

Israel's Defense Min. Yoav Gallant receives invitation to Washington, for meeting with US Defense Sec. Lloyd Austin.

Defense Min. Gallant receives invite for official US visit

Defense Sec. Lloyd Austin speaks to Minister Gallant

Austin reiterates US commitment to Israel's security following passage of Reasonableness Standard bill.

Defense Sec. Lloyd Austin speaks to Minister Gallant

Gallant, Austin discuss counterterrorism operation in Jenin

Gallant emphasizes to US counterpart measures taken by Israel to prevent harm to uninvolved civilians.

Gallant, Austin discuss counterterrorism operation in Jenin

Defense Min. Gallant discusses Iranian threat with Sec. Austin

Minister Gallant meets US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin to discuss Iranian nuclear threat, threat of Iranian terrorist proxies.

Defense Min. Gallant discusses Iranian threat with Sec. Austin

Def. Min. to US counterpart:

IDF is ready for every scenario

Defense Minister Yoav Gallant spoke with U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, in wake of Operation Shield and Arrow.

IDF is ready for every scenario

US to begin training Ukrainian troops on Abrams tanks

US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin says the training will begin in the coming weeks.

US to begin training Ukrainian troops on Abrams tanks

Israeli officials:

Austin sought to reassure Gallant over leaked Pentagon docs

US Defense Secretary privately tried to reassure his Israeli counterpart that administration is taking steps to prevent future leaks.

Austin sought to reassure Gallant over leaked Pentagon docs