The U.S. Navy chief is in Israel for a working visit.
Adm. Gary Roughead and his wife are guests of Defense Minister Ehud Barak.
Roughead’s Israeli counterpart, Adm. Eli Marom, is scheduled to show him the naval bases at Ashdod and Haifa, where the Jewish state’s strategic submarine fleet is docked.
Israel recently hosted a succession of high-ranking American defense officials as the countries close
rank on Iran and other regional threats.