In a rare breach of official American adherence to Israel's policy of nuclear ambiguity, the U.S. military is terming Israel "a nuclear power" on a par with Russia, China, India, Pakistan and North Korea, all of which have declared their nuclear weapon status, and ahead of "nuclear threshold powers" Japan, South Korea and Taiwan, and the "emerging" Iran.
The reference to Israel as a nuclear power is contained in a document published late last year by the U.S. Joint Forces Command (JFCOM), the Norfolk, Virginia-based headquarters in charge of preparing American forces for their military missions worldwide, including in Iraq and Afghanistan. JFCOM's chief, U.S. Marine Corps Four-Star General James Mattis, also heads NATO's Allied Command Transformation.
Israel's nuclear program is rarely, if ever, explicitly mentioned in public, unclassified U.S. official documents.
TVNL Comment: This is a perfect example of how the media and every one of our political leaders lie to the American people. Part of the definition of a lie is "leaving a false impression." Well, we don't have to many better examples of how false impressions are "impressed" on the public than when it comes to facts about Israel.